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Dorset council refuses beach hut plan in top landscape

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 14:47
A Dorset council has refused plans for 45 beach huts in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the setting of a world heritage site after planners concluded that the scheme would cause 'significant harm' to the landscape.
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Scottish fracking ban confirmed following MSP vote

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 12:59
The Scottish Government's ban on shale gas fracking north of the border has been confirmed following a vote by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.
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Javid blocks Lincolnshire turbines on visual and heritage impact

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:55
Plans for a seven-turbine wind farm on a site in Lincolnshire have been turned down by communities secretary Sajid Javid over harm to the landscape and nearby heritage assets.
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10 things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:37
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that draft regulations providing for a 20 per cent increase in planning application fees in England have been laid before Parliament.
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Planning news - 26 October 2017

Planning Portal News - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:57
Government think tank demands review of London planning, Funding awarded to improve local roads and unlock housing, Demolition of Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre moves forward. And more stories...
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Development deal collapses on 10,000-home north London scheme

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:52
Plans for a 10,000-home development in north London have suffered a setback after discussions to complete a development deal between the local authority and preferred developer collapsed.
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Council cites 'increased workload' as local plan timetable slips

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:52
A Merseyside council has put back the timetable for submission of its emerging local plan to next summer, with a leading councillor blaming government requirements for 'slowing us down'.
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Housebuilders 'significantly scale back plans for London homes'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:07
Reports that housebuilders have 'significantly scaled back their plans to build homes in London' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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CIL Watch: Brighton outlines levy charging schedule

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 13:48
News that a proposed city-wide charge of £250 per square metre for purpose-built student housing is included in Brighton and Hove City Council's draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule features in the latest CIL Watch round-up.
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Tunbridge Wells mixed scheme approved despite affordable deficit

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 13:28
Plans have been approved for a mixed-use development on a long-derelict former cinema site in Tunbridge Wells after planners concluded that, despite the scheme's 'disappointing' lack of affordable homes, there is little prospect of an alternative coming forward.
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Go-ahead given for major housing schemes in Taunton

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 11:45
A Somerset council has approved two planning applications delivering 1,628 homes after planners concluded that harm arising from the schemes, including impacts on rural character and top-grade farmland, were more than outweighed by the need for new homes.
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Aberdeen area strategic transport fund declared unlawful

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 11:00
Aberdeen city-region planners have lost a last-ditch legal battle to rescue a levy designed to fund transport improvements needed to support growth in and around the city.
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Hammond 'rejects Javid's housing investment call'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 09:33
Reports that chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected a suggestion from the communities secretary that the government should borrow billions of pounds to invest in new homes feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Revised plans for 2,675-home Concorde airfield scheme approved

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 15:37
Plans for a major mixed-use development, including 2,675 homes, have been approved at the 141-hectare former Filton Airfield site on Bristol's northern fringe.
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Open consultation: 2011 Changes to Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 14:31
Consultation to support a Post Implementation Review of the 2011 changes to Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
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Open consultation: Retention payments in the construction industry

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 14:30
A consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts
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Fresh consultation launched on airports policy statement

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 14:10
The expansion of Heathrow Airport can be delivered in compliance with European Union air quality rules if there is 'effective implementation' of the government's air quality plan, according to documents published today.
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Government to establish commission to probe aviation noise impacts

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 13:52
The government is to create a commission to monitor the noise impacts of new 'airspace and infrastructure changes' and give the transport secretary a new call-in power where these could have noise impacts, it has been announced.
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Alternative house designs impact on setting of listed hall

Two alternative designs for a detached dwelling within the grounds of a grade II listed hall in Essex were judged to be equally unacceptable and would adversely affect its setting.
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