This week’s Planning highlights include: (1) Habitats and Birds Directives; (2) NIC Pipeline launch; (3) National Parks protection; (4) £30m for new Welsh homes; (5) Shale gas exploration funding; (6) Greener UK Pledge; (7) Worcestershire purchase order; (8) Ofwat guidance on developer charging for new water and sewerage connections; (9) Court of Appeal implies terms into planning conditions; (10) Local residents' views considered at appeal even though common ground between parties; (11) Basement developments; (12) No misinterpretation of national planning policy in devising local plan; (13) Adequacy of reasoning in inspector's CPO report; (14) Challenge to rationality of reasons rejected; and (15) Loss of best and most versatile land material consideration.
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