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Doncaster consults on plan with housing target 60 per cent higher than standard method

Doncaster consults on plan with housing target 60 per cent higher than standard method

A Yorkshire council is consulting on a draft local plan that proposes a housing target almost 60 per cent higher than its local need figure as calculated using the government's new standard method.

Plans submitted for 49,000 square metre industrial park on Yorkshire green belt site

Plans submitted for 49,000 square metre industrial park on Yorkshire green belt site

Plans have been submitted for a 49,000 square metre industrial park on a West Yorkshire green belt site, with the applicants arguing that a lack of employment land in the area helps provide the "very special circumstances" required to justify the proposal.

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Local Plan Watch: Lake District plan proposes more housing

Local Plan Watch: Lake District plan proposes more housing

The Lake District National Park Authority is closer to an updated local plan after publishing the results of a consultation held last year.

How we did it: Neighbourhood planning in the inner city

How we did it: Neighbourhood planning in the inner city

A neighbourhood plan in a Leeds suburb is aiming to encourage development and revive the local centre, Mark Wilding reports.

CIL Watch: Yorkshire leads northern regions on CIL

CIL Watch: Yorkshire leads northern regions on CIL

Consultation on Harrogate Borough Council's draft charging schedule, which closes next week, takes the borough one step closer to being the 11th local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber to have a community infrastructure levy (CIL) in place.

How we did it: Using a viability review tool to secure affordable homes

How we did it: Using a viability review tool to secure affordable homes

A viability review mechanism was used to agree an affordable homes delivery process for a major scheme in York.


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