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  • National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to be revised

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched at the end of January 2018 a consultation on proposed revisions to the NPPF which has been in effect since March 2012. The Government propose to issue a revised draft…

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  • 20% planning fee increase effective from 17th January 2018

    A 20 per cent increase in planning fees will come into effect on 17 January according to a recent Planning Directorate newsletter from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s chief planner.

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  • Farm Business Show 2017 at the NEC

    Come and see us at the Farm Business Show 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham! We are exhibiting as part of the Rural Land Group which is a multi-disciplinary consortium of consultants and experts that specialise in the planning, sustainability and…

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  • Planning Application Fees to Increase

    A one-off increase in planning application fees in England has been announced by Government. This will amount to around 20 % on average, the first time they have gone up since 2012. New fee regulations will be needed to make this change come into…

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  • Changes to Great Crested Newt licencing in England

    A new national 3 year programme aims to reduce costs and time involved with sites that may be sensitive due to great crested newts. Funding has been secured to survey areas where newts are most prevalent with a view to mapping the potential impacts…

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  • Newton-On-Trent Outline Planning Application

    Halletec has played a key role in preparing an outline planning application for a major new garden village extension of up to 325 houses in western Lincolnshire. The proposed low density development includes public open space, a new…

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  • Shale Gas exploration back on Track?

    The decision by North Yorkshire County Council on 23rd May 2016 to approve a planning proposal for hydraulic fracturing marks the first approved application of this type since 2011. The decision is expected to trigger a new round of applications for…

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  • 2016 MPA/RTPI Mineral Planning Conference calls for long-term planning to enable sustainable growth

    The MPA/RTPI annual minerals planning conference that took place in London on 18th May 2016 heard that more than 5 billion tonnes of mineral products are going to be required by the economy and society over the next 25 years, and the challenges and…

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  • Development Opportunity

    We are inviting offers for a single block of land near Beaconsfield, South Bucks. For details click here

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  • Halletec Presents at RICS Technical Meeting

    Halletec staff are presenting at the North Staffordshire RICS Technical Meeting on the 15th March 2016 with our colleagues from Novus Energy. The presentation takes a look at the potential impacts of recent policy changes and what may be involved in…

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