Austin Mackie,CGMS Freelance

Property Week

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  • Planning

    24 September 1999

    Austin Mackie, CGMS THIS following case demonstrates that despite the intention of the plan-led system to provide developers and landowners with certainty, the lengthy timescale associated with the production and adoption of a local plan often results in just the opposite.In early August the Planning Inspectorate reported on the revised local plan for Vale Royal Borough, which covers the towns of Northwich and Winsford. The plan had been placed on deposit in late 1996 and 2,300 objections ha

  • Planning

    12 March 1999

    The bridges across the Tyne have always maintained a strong physical link between Gateshead and Newcastle, and now that link is being strengthened. Late last year, the authorities of Gateshead and Newcastle launched a partnership deal to build on the profile of their common boundary over the river.The respective riverside areas have been the focus for urban regeneration schemes for some time, although there had previously been no single strategic approach.The Newcastle Quayside has alr

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