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New Welsh household projections show lower rate of growth

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 12:44
New Welsh government household projections show a lower rate of growth compared to previous figures.
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Land deal could help deliver new Everton stadium

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 11:18
Reports that Everton Football Club's plans for a new stadium could take a significant step forward if Liverpool City Council signs off a land deal with the club next week feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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'Permission in principle' for newly allocated housing sites to come into force next month

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:48
The Housing and Planning Act's 'permission in principle' for sites allocated for housing will come into force on April 15, according to a statutory instrument published by the government yesterday.
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The Planning Law Survey 2017: Pinsent Masons is the most admired law firm

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 09:38
Law firm Pinsent Masons has topped Planning's ranking of the most respected planning law firms for the fourth year running.
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National Statistics: Planning applications in England: October to December 2016

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 14:15
National Statistics about the number of planning applications made and permissions granted in England.
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Ten things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:17
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has issued an apology for a scathing decision letter that slammed a council's appeal cost application as 'pathetic' and 'frivolous'.
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Corporate report: Strategic Infrastructure Planning: International Best Practice

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:30
This report follows an OECD roundtable to inform the Commission of international infrastructure planning best practice.
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Plans submitted for 3,200-home Basingstoke development

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:03
A planning application has been submitted for a 3,200-home urban extension to Basingstoke, which its backers claim is one of the largest housing developments in the South East on public land.
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London council approves revamp of 31 railway arches

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:59
A west London council has approved plans for the redevelopment of 31 disused railway arches in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the development would help create a 'sense of place'.
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Prime Minister 'should end the assault on council housing'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 09:53
A call for the Prime Minister Theresa May to 'end the assault on council housing' features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Planning News - 23 March 2017

Planning Portal News - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 09:30
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords approve final amendments and pass the bill. SMEs and local authorities receive cash injection to update planning system. And more stories...
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Industrial strategy should require sub-regional spatial planning, says government-backed report

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:07
The government's industrial strategy should require all parts of the country to prepare sub-regional spatial plans and allow constrained urban areas to expand their boundaries, according to a new report endorsed by business secretary Greg Clark.
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Neighbourhood Watch: Cross-boundary plan progress

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:04
An examiner's decision last month to back the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan in London clears the way for the first cross-boundary neighbourhood plan in the capital to proceed to a referendum.
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Why a clarification on small sites policy could embolden town halls

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:04
More local planning authorities are likely to seek to levy affordable housing contributions on small sites following an attempt by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to clarify the issue, according to experts.
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What new duties will mean for neighbourhood plan examinations

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:04
A set of new duties for neighbourhood plan examiners was announced by the government last week, in an attempt to improve dialogue between participants during examinations. But experts have warned that they could add to the cost and length of the process.
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PINS apologises for inspector's 'unprofessional' language in decision letter

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:34
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has issued an apology for a scathing decision letter that slammed a council's appeal cost application as 'pathetic' and 'frivolous'.
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Plans for new prisons in Yorkshire and Wales announced by government

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:24
The government has announced that it is to submit planning applications for two new prisons at sites in Yorkshire and south Wales as part of its plans to create 10,000 new prison places across the country by 2020.
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Council to revoke Lidl supermarket approval after 'mistake'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:04
A planning permission allowing the demolition of a gym and a ten pin bowling alley and the construction of a new Lidl supermarket at a site in Birmingham has been revoked by the city council, after it recognised that there had been a 'mistake' in its handling of the application.
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Cameron's road building schemes 'could be cancelled'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:44
Reports that major roads projects could be cancelled due to problems caused by previous Prime Minister David Cameron 'rushing out a £11.4 billion roads strategy months before the 2015 general election' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Historic England announces ten 'Heritage Action Zones'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:29
Historic England has announced the creation of ten new 'Heritage Action Zones' which will receive specialist support on heritage matters from the government watchdog.
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