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High Court rejects hypercritical approach to officers' reports and decision making
Is it time for a new designation to protect historical buildings?
UK can no longer justify relying on imported gas

UK can no longer justify relying on imported gas

Finney ruling shows why too much detail in planning applications can backfire
Government's fracking U-turn puts industry on shaky ground
When are development plan policies 'out of date' and irrelevant?
Geologists are necessary for the shift to a sustainable future

Geologists are necessary for the shift to a sustainable future

The historical association of geoscience with the oil and gas and extractive industries could be responsible for a decline in student numbers on geology...

Court decision upends common practice when reviewing previous permissions