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2008-10-05 03:00:19

By Anonymous Planners at Atisreal have concluded their work on a rnasterplan for South Yorkshire's biggest brownfield development, which is set to create a 4,ooo-home community. In an outline application submitted to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, UK Coal proposes to redevelop a former coke works and mining site at Waverley, near Catcliff, into a residential and employment site. Atisreal's Sheffield office planning department head John Dunshea said: "We have worked to produce a...

2008-10-04 03:00:15

By Andy Walker CONCERNED residents have accused a mobile phone company of a ?major lack of communication and consultation? over plans to install an 18 metre mast. Telecommunications company Vodafone wants to erect the mast on farmland close to houses in Sandy Bank, Northallerton, to improve coverage for customers. Residents have expressed concerns about the proposed siting of themast and its proximity to houses. In a letter to Tyco Electronics, the company acting as agents on behalf...

2008-09-29 06:00:32

HEALTH bosses are preparing to meet with council officials to discuss planning permission for the new Sick Kids hospital. It is expected the series of meetings will take place to discuss how best to ensure outline planning permission for the eagerly anticipated hospital goes through without a problem. It is seen as the next crucial step after the Scottish Government approved NHS Lothian's business case for the hospital and agreed to supply the bid with GBP 50 million. The acceptance...

2008-09-27 18:00:23

By Brian Daniel A NORTH council's planning chairman who took his own authority to appeal over his application has lost. Brian Douglas asked the planning inspectorate to determine two applications after Berwick Borough Council failed to decide them within the timeframe. Now, however, a planning inspector has ruled that both his proposals should be rejected. Coun Douglas, who chairs the council's planning committee, is considering asking the authority to buy the land from him -...

2008-07-10 06:00:26

By Winter, Paul LEGAL REPORT Mr Justice Newman's February High Court ruling on a case from South Gloucestershire is the first decision from the English courts on the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) directive. R (Howsmoor Developments and Others) v South Gloucestershire Council concerned a strategic mixed-use development at Emersons Green East. The site was allocated in a local plan pre-dating the SEA regime, which came into force in July 2004 under European Directive 2001/42/ EC....

2008-06-21 09:00:25

By Chris Fay A DEVELOPER hoping to build one of the region's most ecofriendly housing estates was refused planning permission, yesterday. Yuill Homes applied to build up to 400 homes in Newton Aycliffe, between Greenfield Way, Middridge Road and the Cobblers Hall estate. Eldon Whins was planned with "residential clusters" and landscaped drainage connecting to a pond to create a "sustainable urban drainage area". Yuill said the development would help bridge the affordability gap and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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