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Accessing the North West Coast

A report summarising the findings of the North West Coastal Forum’s¬†June 2011¬†workshop and associated consultation is now available. The event explored the fit between the national coastal access scheme and the North West Coastal Trail project and sought views on current access work being undertaken or planned which will help to implement the Trail on

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Localism Bill Enacted

The Localism Bill received Royal Assent on 15th November. It introduces far-reaching changes to the planning system including abolition of regional strategies and the Infrastructure Planning Commission and the introduction of neighbourhood plans with wide community involvement. Many of the measures introduced are expected to be in place by April 2012. For more details and

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