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Environmental lawyers 'exploring all legal avenues' over Leadsom's Drax gas plant approval

Environmental lawyers 'exploring all legal avenues' over Leadsom's Drax gas plant approval

Legal and environmental campaign group ClientEarth has said it is "exploring all legal avenues" in the wake of the government's decision to give the green light to plans to build gas-fire power facilities at the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire against the advice of the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).

Government overrules PINS to approve gas-fired power plant that 'undermines' its carbon reduction commitment

Government overrules PINS to approve gas-fired power plant that 'undermines' its carbon reduction commitment

The energy secretary has given development consent to proposals to replace two coal-fired power units at the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire with gas-fired units, overruling a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to withhold permission.

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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.