Nearly 18 months after plans for a major housing development and Sussex’s first IKEA were announced for Lancing, decision day is approaching. Next week, Adur District Council’s planning committee will meet to decide whether development of New Monks Farm will be approved or rejected.The meeting is the culmination of a process which has ignited public debate, with hundreds of residents and numerous organisations having their say.In a special Q&A below, we cover everything you need to know about the plans and next week’s meeting:When and where will the planning meeting be held?Wednesday at 7pm, at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, in Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing. The venue, which holds around 500 people, has been specially booked because of the high level of interest.What do the plans entail?The application seeks permission for 600 homes, a country park, relocation and extension of the Withy Patch gypsy and traveller site, a non-food retail store and a pumping … [Read more...] about All you need to know about the IKEA Lancing plans and next week’s decision meeting
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BORIS Johnson could hold Theresa May's fate in his hands today - as he weighs up whether or not to launch a leadership challenge. He left the Cabinet on a day of chaos yesterday that saw three other MPs resign from their government roles and Jeremy Hunt made Foreign Secretary. The PM's grip on power is hanging in the balance after Mr Johnson quit just hours after she lost Brexit Secretary David Davis, warning that Britain is waving "white flags" in talks with Brussels. The two big beasts both walked out of the Cabinet in protest at the PM's plans for Brexit, claiming they are too weak to deliver the referendum result. Boris refused to say whether or not he wants Mrs May to continue in office - raising the prospect that he could seek to topple her as soon as this week. Jacob Rees-Mogg last night backed Mr Johnson, saying he would make a “brilliant” prime minister. Others slammed him, with Lib Dem MP Layla Moran branding the ex-Mayor of London a “poundshop Churchill … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson savages Theresa May’s Brexit plan and refuses to rule out going for PM as he poses smirking with resignation letter
THERESA May's Government is in meltdown today after her Brexit Secretary quit last night. David Davis walked away from his job just before midnight after telling the Prime Minister he couldn't get on board with her plans for a softer version of Brexit. And he took with him one of his ministers too, Steve Baker, who has considerable influence over other Leave-backing MPs. Today Labour called on Mrs May to quit over the spiralling chaos, and other Tories unhappy with the Chequers deal said they would bring a formal challenge against Mrs May. The Tories are now in open war with each other over the direction of our EU exit, and exactly what it looks like. It's the beginning of a defining week for Mrs May - and time will tell if she'll be able to survive or not. What is Theresa May's Brexit plan? Last week at the end of a 12-hour crunch summit at her country house in Chequers, the Prime Minister managed to win over her Cabinet into backing a new Brexit strategy. Her Brexit plan will see the … [Read more...] about What is Theresa May’s Brexit plan and why is the Government in meltdown over it?
Decisions on Northern Ireland must be made in London, says Foster after ruling on civil servant decision making BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Arlene Foster has called for decisions about Northern Ireland's political future to be made in London, after a key legal ruling limiting the decision-making power of local civil servants. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/decisions-on-northern-ireland-must-be-made-in-london-says-foster-after-ruling-on-civil-servant-decision-making-37087783.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37087781.ece/3d607/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_5b9ad44d-1af9-4da0-937e-93a2f1bf51dc_1 Email Arlene Foster has called for decisions about Northern Ireland's political future to be made in London, after a key legal ruling limiting the decision-making power of local civil servants. On Friday, the Court of Appeal turned down a bid to overturn a ruling that a Stormont department was wrong to sign-off on a £240m waste … [Read more...] about Decisions on Northern Ireland must be made in London, says Foster after ruling on civil servant decision making
0 Have your say Leeds and Sheffield have today been shortlisted to host one of three new Channel 4 bases - but Hull has missed out. The broadcaster announced that Leeds is being considered as a possible home for its national headquarters or as a 'creative hub', along with Greater Manchester, Liverpool, West Midlands, Glasgow, Cardiff and and Bristol.Sheffield is one of six bidders, along with Belfast, Brighton, Newcastle-Gateshead, Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent, in the running only to host a creative hub.A senior city councillor said it was "incredibly disappointing" not to have a chance to host the national HQ, but that being on the shortlist for a creative hub was "a catalyst for our next wave of transformation".Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture, was not among the 13 areas to make it through to the next stage of the process. The city council's deputy leader Darren Hale said: “We are disappointed to have missed out on reaching the next stage of Channel 4’s … [Read more...] about Leeds and Sheffield make shortlist to host new Channel 4 base