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High Court grants unincorporated Leeds residents group right to challenge city's site allocations plan

High Court grants unincorporated Leeds residents group right to challenge city's site allocations plan

The High Court has ruled that a former neighbourhood planning forum of Leeds residents has the legal standing required to challenge a crucial part of the city's development plan, rejecting the local authority's arguments that as an unincorporated body it had no right to do so.

NPPF retail policy 'confusing', says judge as she blocks challenge to out-of-centre scheme

NPPF retail policy 'confusing', says judge as she blocks challenge to out-of-centre scheme

A legal challenge to a consent for an out-of-town centre retail scheme in Leeds has been dismissed by the High Court, after a judge ruled that the wording of the relevant national policy was "confusing" and did not create a "presumption" against such developments.

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Why the business secretary overruled an inspector's recommendation and approved a gas-fired power plant

Why the business secretary overruled an inspector's recommendation and approved a gas-fired power plant

A minister's approval of a gas-fired power plant against an inspector's finding potentially conflicts with the government's commitment to its net zero carbon target, say some experts, who also suggest the decision illustrates the need for an overhaul of the eight-year-old energy national policy statements.

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.