Planning policy

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Conservation groups brand mini-budget an ‘attack on nature’
RSPB, Wildlife Trusts and National Trust criticise plans to create 38 ‘investment zones’ across England

Miranda Bryant and agency

24, Sep, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Skate parks and shooting cabins: do the super-rich care nothing for their neighbours | Catherine Bennett
Let no one stand in the way of the property ambitions of Guy Ritchie and co

Catherine Bennett

24, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Planning rules for new onshore windfarms likely to be eased in UK
Wind could be more productive way than fracking to boost electricity supplies and bring down prices

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

23, Sep, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Affordable housing provision in wider building projects could be ditched
Ministers considering deregulation of planning system in some ‘investment zones’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @6:11 PM

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King Charles’s endless meddling in architectural politics has accomplished nothing | Phineas Harper
As Prince of Wales, Charles campaigned for sustainable townscapes. But good intentions aren’t enough when the political will isn’t there, says Phineas Harper of Open City

Phineas Harper

21, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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British rural voters ‘ignored’ by Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak
Tory leadership hopefuls ‘taking countryside voters for granted’ and neglecting pressing issues, says CLA business group

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

02, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Who will fund Sizewell C nuclear plant and when will it be built? | explainer
Boris Johnson is expected to confirm government funding for Suffolk project

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

31, Aug, 2022 @4:35 PM

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Welcome to the freeport, where turbocapitalism tramples over British democracy | George Monbiot
From Teesside to Plymouth, these ‘special economic zones’ are shrouded in secrecy – and only benefit big business, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

17, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss facing Tory members in Leeds for first official leadership hustings – as it happened
Leadership rivals bid to win members’ support in foreign secretary’s home town

Harry Taylor (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

28, Jul, 2022 @9:18 PM

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Sunak’s vow to stop housebuilding on green belt labelled as ‘desperate’
Experts warned the move would significantly worsen the UK’s housing crisis and push up living costs

Aubrey Allegretti and Robert Booth

28, Jul, 2022 @5:33 PM

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UK government gives go-ahead to Sizewell C nuclear power plant
Decision goes against advice of Planning Inspectorate, which rejected project owing to impact

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

20, Jul, 2022 @3:40 PM

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How a Tesco chicken deal may have helped pollute one of the UK’s favourite rivers
The River Wye flows through Herefordshire where bird numbers – and their waste – surged in the year after the supermarket signed a deal with a local processor, Guardian investigation shows

Nicola Cutcher, Tom Levitt and Robin Eveleigh

14, Jul, 2022 @5:15 AM

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