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TCPA's Raynsford Review issues call for evidence

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - 3 hours 40 min ago
A review set up by planning body the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) to identify how the government can reform the planning system to make it fairer, better resourced and capable of tackling the major challenges which confront the nation has issued a call for evidence.
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Government-backed think tank calls for planning changes to 'move away' from high rise

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - 3 hours 48 min ago
A government-backed housing think tank has called for the introduction of a moratorium on new tower block building and a 'change in planning to immediately move away from high rise to low and mid-rise' housing.
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38 hospital buildings 'as dangerous as Grenfell Tower'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - 4 hours 22 min ago
Reports that up to 38 hospital sites 'may be as dangerous as Grenfell Tower, with nine identified as at greatest risk' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Plans approved for Luton Airport rail link

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 14:04
Plans have been approved for a new 2.2-kilometre mass transit system linking Luton Airport Parkway rail station with Luton Airport after planners concluded that the scheme would provide a 'fast and seamless connection' between the station and airport.
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Government delays decisions on two nationally significant infrastructure projects

The government has postponed decisions on whether to approve development consent orders for a 172-turbine offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast and a 20km electricity transmission connection between Richborough and Canterbury in Kent.
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Government delays decisions on two nationally significant infrastructure projects

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 13:06
The government has postponed decisions on whether to approve development consent orders for a 172-turbine offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast and a 20km electricity transmission connection between Richborough and Canterbury in Kent.
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Judge backs inspector over curtlilage definition

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 11:07
A challenge to enforcement notices issued over a building put up close to a house near Stockbridge in Hampshire has failed after a legal test case which hinged on the definition of a building's curtilage.
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Wiltshire urban extension rejected as unsustainable

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 10:52
Outline plans for a 200-home extension to a Wiltshire town have been rejected on appeal after being found out of line with a newly adopted site allocations plan.
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Campaigners fail to overturn green belt waste site approval

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 10:32
Campaigners have failed to overturn a secretary of state approval for a hazardous waste landfill site on green belt land near Skelmersdale in Lancashire.
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Plans approved for 975-home Newham scheme

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:38
Plans have been approved for a 975-home scheme on a 2.48-hectare former industrial site at Canning Town in east London after planners concluded that the scheme would 'represent an efficient re-use of a brownfield site'.
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Cheshire East blueprint wins inspector's backing

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:38
The Cheshire council embroiled in this spring's Supreme Court test case on housing supply policy has had its local plan approved by a public examination inspector.
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Grenfell disaster 'should prompt more active role for councils'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:08
A call for councils to be 'bigger and more involved in people's lives' following the Grenfell Tower disaster features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Rail boss picked to chair Olympic Park development corporation

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:56
The chair of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendy, is to be appointed to chair the development corporation charged with the regeneration of the former Olympic Park in east London.
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Infrastructure chief calls for 'urgent progress' on key schemes

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:47
The boss of the National Infrastructure Commission has teamed up with business leaders to fire a warning to the government not to let up on its programme of infrastructure construction in the wake of this month's inconclusive election result.
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60 blocks 'fail fire safety tests'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:25
Reports that 60 high-rise blocks in 25 local authority areas have failed cladding fire tests taken in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Judge backs plan for further development at Brighton Marina

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:17
Plans for further development at Brighton marina have been given the green light by a High Court judge, despite objections from neighbours that their sea views will be wrecked.
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Judge dismisses funeral giant's bid to block rival crematorium plan

A legal bid from one of the country's leading undertakers to block a smaller firm's proposals to set up a crematorium at a village to the west of Norfolk has been thrown out by the High Court.
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Judge dismisses funeral giant's bid to block rival crematorium plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:12
A legal bid from one of the country's leading undertakers to block a smaller firm's proposals to set up a crematorium at a village to the west of Norfolk has been thrown out by the High Court.
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Mayor unveils plan to use revamped developer levy to raise cash for Crossrail 2

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:07
Office developments in central London and the Isle of Dogs would face a charge of £185 per square metre of floorspace from March 2019 under mayoral plans to repurpose the existing pan-London Community Infrastructure Levy to raise funds towards the cost of the Crossrail 2 infrastructure project.
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News story: Cladding sample testing update

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Sun, 25/06/2017 - 20:26
The number of high rise buildings which have failed a combustibility test is now 60 across 25 local authority areas.
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