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Pickles blocks 300 homes in east Cheshire green gap

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal that would have permitted the construction of up to 300 homes in the ‘green gap’ between two east Cheshire towns. 02 Mar 2015

High Court dismisses challenge to Shell Centre redevelopment

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a decision by communities secretary Eric Pickles to grant permission for the redevelopment of the 3.5-hectare Shell Centre site near Waterloo Station on London's South Bank. 02 Mar 2015

Inspector allows 150-home greenfield scheme in Leicestershire town with unmet housing need

A planning inspector has allowed an appeal that will permit the construction of up to 150 homes on farmland outside the development boundary of a Leicestershire town, after concluding that the area had a shortfall in housing. 26 Feb 2015

High Court upholds communities secretary development refusal over neighbourhood plan housing policy conflict

The High Court has upheld a decision by communities secretary Eric Pickles to refuse permission for a development proposal that conflicted with housing policies in a Leicestershire neighbourhood plan, in an area without a demonstrable five year supply of housing... 26 Feb 2015

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