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   County Cllr Jenny Mein & County Cllr Bill winlow are shown signing the agreement. Readers will recall that on 6th May, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the newly elected Lancashire County Council, Bill Winlow, expressed the LibDems willingness to work with ANY councillors, Labour or Conservative or any others, in order to create an […]

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GOOD NEWS ON STONEY BUTTS & DODNEY DRIVE

by professorbillwinlow on 30 April, 2013

 The good news is that Preston City Council is unhappy with the suggested access to the Stoney Butts and Dodney Drive sites and has gone back to the site owners to tell them this. “The chances of these developments taking place are minimal, but we must all stay alert for alternative, unacceptable proposals and be […]

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Home extension plans amended

by professorbillwinlow on 21 April, 2013

Government plans to ease planning rules in England for three years have been amended to give neighbours the right to be consulted on building work. It comes after 26 coalition MPs voted against the Government on Tuesday. The Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has written to MPs setting out a “light-touch neighbours’ consultation scheme”. He said […]

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Hoyles Lane Planning Proposal Unanimously Refused

by professorbillwinlow on 8 April, 2013

Today was a great day at Preston Planning Committee when the CEG proposal for the development of land to the north of Hoyles Lane and east of Sidgreaves Lane was unanimously refused, mainly due to highways and drainage issues. Thanks to everyone who has written in to object to this proposal and to Lancashire County […]

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Today’s Telegraph reports that Conservative MPs are to fight against moves to relax planning rules to allow homeowners to extend their homes as much as 20ft without planning permission. It says that a growing group of Conservatives in the Commons led by Zac Goldsmith will next week vote against the policy, part of the Coalition’s […]

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Centralisation of the planning system threatens Green Belt

by professorbillwinlow on 28 March, 2013

Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) research, published today in partnership with the National Trust, reveals that the government is sleepwalking towards the centralisation of the planning system. The LGiU surveyed senior local government politicians and officials in 94 Local Planning Authorities.  60% of respondents disagree or strongly disagree that the introduction of the National Planning […]

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Figures obtained by the Telegraph 25/03/13) show that since the National Planning Policy Framework paper was published last March, the number of new homes winning planning permission has risen by a quarter in England and fallen in Scotland and Wales, where the changes do not apply. The Planning Inspectorate is warning privately of a “shock” to […]

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The Sunday Times’ Charles Clover says that councils failure to show that they have reserved a five-year supply of land for housebuilding in their local plans, as required by government rules announced last year, will create a free-for-all for developers as they can use the admission to get planning decisions overturned.  “This is also true […]

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A public consultation exercise for the Consultation Draft Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan ran for six weeks from 7 January to 25 February 2013.  The response to the consultation exercise has, on the whole, endorsed the County Council’s preferred option to ‘Improve and extend’ the transport network which accepts that major additional highway infrastructure will be needed […]

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250,000 more school places needed by 2014

by professorbillwinlow on 17 March, 2013

The National Audit Office has claimed that ministers must find 250,000 new school places by 2014 to accommodate a surge in the birth rate. The biggest rise since the baby boom after the second world war means that although the Department for Education has created more than 80,000 places over the past two years, a […]

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