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Village setting judged a valued landscape

An outline scheme for up to 80 houses, including 40 per cent affordable, on fields on the edge of an historic nuclear village in Essex was refused after an inspector found heritage and valued landscape harm.
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Brighton eyes £250 per square metre CIL charge for student developments

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 13:08
Purpose-built student accommodation would face a charge of £250 per square metre of new floorspace across Brighton and Hove under Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) proposals published for consultation last week.
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Highways England targets 30 new DCOs by 2020

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:24
Strategic roads body Highways England has confirmed that it is looking at bringing forward around 30 applications for major road projects between now and 2020 under the development consent order (DCO) process for major infrastructure schemes.
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Development corporation unveils tourist attraction plan for blast furnace

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:19
News that a giant blast furnace in Teesside would be preserved as a heritage landmark under regeneration plans outlined by a development corporation features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Draft Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Regulation 2 of these Regulations provides for an increase of approximately 20% for all existing fees to be paid to local planning authorities in respect of applications, deemed applications,requests or site visits in respect of which a fee is payable under the Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits (England) Regulations 2012.
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Bristol city-region mayor still to decide whether to draw up his own plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:36
Bristol's city-region mayor is yet to decide whether to use his power to draw up a spatial plan for the area.
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Analysis: 97 authorities set to lose five-year supply under standard method

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:21
The introduction of the government's proposed standard methodology for assessing housing need could see nearly 100 authorities lose their five-year housing land supply positions, according to an analysis published today.
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Correspondence: Letter about identifying all residential tower blocks with ACM cladding - legal clarification: 8 October 2017

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 16:00
Letter to local authority chief executives regarding the legal powers under which councils can act should enforcement action be required.
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Correspondence: Letter about identifying all residential tower blocks with ACM cladding - new burdens assessment update: 18 October 2017

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 15:57
Letter to local authority chief executives regarding the new burdens assessment on councils when collecting information on private sector buildings.
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Guidance: Schemes of insurance for approved inspectors

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 15:11
This circular letter informs building control bodies about changes to the criteria for schemes of insurance for approved inspectors.
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Guidance: Building (Amendment) Regulations 2017: circular 01/2017

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 15:08
This circular explains changes to building regulations concerning authorisation of two competent person schemes and name change of another.
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Land auctions model 'not enough to fund major London transport schemes'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:40
A key model of levering cash for infrastructure will not generate enough money for major transport schemes in the capital, London's deputy mayor has said.
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20% fee rise moves forward after regulations laid before Parliament

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 13:35
Draft regulations providing for a 20 per cent increase in planning application fees in England have been laid before Parliament.
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10 things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 13:34
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a Bedfordshire authority is looking to speed up its local plan process to try to avoid a possible hike in its housing targets under the government's proposed standardised need methodology.
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Case not made for houses on site constrained by flood and newts

An inspector found biodiversity, flood risk and local character reasons to refuse outline permission for 35 dwellings across the whole site of a substantial house set in extensive grounds outside a scattered linear village in Norfolk, and five houses on the meadow only.
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Press release: Reforms to boost UK’s digital infrastructure

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 13:00
People in areas of the UK with poor mobile coverage will soon get a significant boost to their connections thanks to Government action to speed up the rollout of mobile and broadband services.
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London planning chief unveils 66,000 annual homes target for the capital

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:01
The forthcoming London Plan will aim to provide for 66,000 homes per annum - 17,000 more than the existing version of the document aims to deliver - it was revealed today.
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London mayor wants 'credible' use of CPO powers

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 11:53
London's mayor wants to ensure that the possibility of public sector bodies in the capital using their compulsory purchase powers to assemble sites is 'credible', a conference heard today.
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Report calls for planning panels to exclude members directly affected by developments

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:36
Planning decisions should be taken by panels which exclude elected members whose areas include development proposals, a report by a government-backed think-tank has suggested.
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Westminster announces planning policy change to prevent 'super-sized' homes

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 09:54
Westminster City Council has announced plans to toughen its planning policies to prevent homes being knocked together into 'super-sized' properties.
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