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Nov 28, 2015

Clark to have final say over Lancashire fracking applications

The Communities Secretary, Greg Clark, will now have the final say over two controversial fracking applications in Lancashire.
Nov 21, 2015

Council misses Government fracking deadline

North Yorkshire County Council has missed a Government deadline for a planning application for fracking.
Nov 19, 2015

DCLG launches consultation on Community Infrastructure Levy

The Government has launched a consultation into the future of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Nov 01, 2015

Zero waste development gets green light

Cherwell District Council has approved plans for one of the most sustainable housing developments in the country.
Oct 29, 2015

Ferrybridge Energy-From-Waste plant gets green light

Ministers have granted planning consent for a 70MW Energy-From-Waste plant in West Yorkshire.
Oct 24, 2015

Communities Secretary rejects wind farm appeal

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has overruled the recommendations of the Planning Inspector and dismissed an appeal to build two wind turbines at a farm in Staffordshire.
Oct 11, 2015

District council bans fracking for five years

Ryedale District Council in Yorkshire has voted for a five-year moratorium on fracking.
Sep 17, 2015

Green light for Scottish energy-from-waste facility

Midlothian Council has granted planning permission for a waste recycling and combined heat and power plant.

Feature Articles

Nov 03, 2014

Government Publishes National Planning Policy for Waste

Ben Sheppard, Partner with Walker Morris LLP considers the DCLG consultation on a new planning policy framework for waste management.
Steve Cirell
Jul 31, 2014

Changes to Planning Guidance for Renewables

The Government has been busily changing the system for town and country planning for some time now. The Coalition resolved to make matters simpler and introduced the National Planning and Policy Framework, boasting a reduction in regulation from over 1000 pages to only 50.
Jamie Hailstone
Aug 31, 2014

Campaigners call for more rooftop solar panels

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has called for more rooftop solar panels on large buildings, as part of its latest guidance on solar energy.
Jamie Hailstone
Aug 31, 2014

Shapps joins Energy-From-Waste row

Tory party chairman Grant Shapps has waded into the on-going planning row between Veolia and the Government over an Energy-from-Waste plant.
Jamie Hailstone
Aug 31, 2014

Inspector overturns solar farm decision

A Planning Inspector has overturned a decision by Cornwall Council to refuse planning permission for a solar farm.
Steve Cirell
Aug 26, 2014

Changes to Planning Guidance for Renewables

In this article Stephen Cirell looks at changes to the planning system for renewable energy.
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Aug 22, 2014

Planning for Large Scale Solar PV Development

Planning for Large Scale Solar PV Development Large scale solar developers have faced a double whammy this year. Debbie Marriage, of Parker Dann Town Planning Consultants, considers where this leaves large scale solar PV developments in the future.