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Appeal Court rejects claim that householder's £15K enforcement fine was 'manifestly excessive'

Appeal Court rejects claim that householder's £15K enforcement fine was 'manifestly excessive'

The Court of Appeal has upheld a £15,000 fine imposed on a householder who for many months "simply ignored" an enforcement notice requiring him to remove an unauthorised extension to his home.

Go-ahead for 625-home York gas works redevelopment

Go-ahead for 625-home York gas works redevelopment

Plans have been approved for the 625-home redevelopment of a former gas works site in York, despite the scheme falling short of local affordable housing targets.

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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.