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Collection: Grenfell Tower

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 17:02
Information relating to the fire at Grenfell Tower.
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Correspondence: Safety checks following the Grenfell Tower fire: 22 June 2017

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:45
Melanie Dawes CB writes to local authorities and housing associations about continued safety checks following the Grenfell Tower fire.
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What the new minister's record reveals about his view of planning

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:07
Alok Sharma may be a largely unknown quantity in planning circles, but some clues can be gleaned from his past record as to how he will approach the role of housing and planning minister.
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The key planning issues raised by the Grenfell Tower blaze

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:00
While responsibility for fire safety does not lie with the planning system, planning committee members are nevertheless seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall building proposals are safe following last week's horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London.
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CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 14:04
Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.
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High Court quashes approval of 400 homes at Derbyshire hall

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:42
An inspector's decision to allow plans for up to 400 new homes close to a historic mansion in Derbyshire has been overturned by the High Court, after a judge found that he had taken an 'artificially narrow approach' in assessing harm to the setting of heritage assets.
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Flats in luxury block to be released for fire survivors

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:25
Reports that 68 flats in a luxury apartment complex are to be made available to families displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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No pressing need for green belt burial ground

An inspector dismissed an appeal for a burial ground on 27 hectares of grassland on the edge of a large town in Essex, finding no very special circumstances to set aside green belt policy objections.
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Planning News - 22 June 2017

Planning Portal News - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:39
Residential approvals up nine per cent in Jan-March 2017, Councils can apply for heritage zone status, Report: Planning system fails to support industrial strategy. And more stories...
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10 things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:44
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that measures in the Housing White Paper to 'free up more land for new homes in the right places, speed up build-out by encouraging modern methods of construction and diversify who builds homes in the country', will form part of the government's legislative agenda for the coming parliament.
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Inspector backs council over 96-home north London refusal

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 12:50
Plans for a 96-home development in north London have been blocked by a planning inspector because of a lack of affordable housing.
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Queen's Speech promises legislation to deliver Housing White Paper proposals

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 11:27
Measures in the Housing White Paper to 'free up more land for new homes in the right places, speed up build-out by encouraging modern methods of construction and diversify who builds homes in the country', will form part of the government's legislative agenda for the coming parliament, it has been announced.
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Tougher parking restrictions mooted in London mayor's draft transport plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 11:16
Plans to introduce tougher car parking restrictions in new developments in London, including making those best-served by public transport completely car-free, have been revealed in the mayor's new draft transport strategy.
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Yorkshire local plan scoops top planning award

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 10:37
A Yorkshire local plan has scooped the top award at this year's Planning Awards.
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Grenfell disaster 'should prompt radical housing policy overhaul'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:07
A call for the Grenfell Tower disaster to prompt a 'radical' housing policy overhaul features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Report calls for 'radical' measures to deliver 10,000 TfL homes pledge

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 21/06/2017 - 08:27
Mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL) will need to take 'radical steps' if it is to meet a self-set target to deliver 10,000 homes on its landholdings by 2020, a report by the London Assembly's housing committee has warned.
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Housing delivery test 'would be ineffective in many areas'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 15:21
A housing industry spokesman told a conference today that he fears the proposed housing delivery test will be 'ineffective' in delivering more homes, especially in constrained parts of the country.
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Hatfield Peverel Neighbourhood Development Plan - Plan submitted to local authority

The Hatfield Peverel Neighbourhood Development Plan has been submitted to Braintree District Council for its consideration.
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Committee members seek assurances in wake of London fire

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 13:37
Planning committee members are seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall buildings are safe following last week's horrifying blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London, the Planning Officers Society (POS) has said.
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Standard methodology 'could reduce need for councils to hire consultants'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:17
Using the proposed standard methodology for calculating objectively-assessed need should enable council planners to define housing need without having to use consultants, a conference on plan-making was told today.
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