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Planning news - 18 August 2022 - LDO granted for manufacturing scheme, Primary school proposed for Leicestershire town, Team appointed to scope out new town for Devon and more stories...
Planning news - 11 August 2022 - Permission for Worthing homes quashed by High Court, Joint plan for Oxfordshire called off, Clark: Local plans must not be deemed unsound before new prime minister is announced and more stories...
Planning news - 4 August 2022 - Sunak pledges to block green belt development, Inspector approves Brighton and Hove plan, Government announces fund to level up parks and more stories...
Planning news - 28 July 2022 - DCO granted for Sizewell C against advice of the Planning Inspectorate, Evidence sought on plans to overcome landfill tax ‘burden’, Trans-Pennine DCO accepted by Planning Inspectorate and more stories...
Planning news - 21 July 2022 - PINS seeks to decide appeals ‘consistently faster’, Biodiversity crisis is an ‘existential risk’ to human survival, Surrey approves transport plan and more stories...
Planning news - 14 July 2022 - Councils can bid for money to prepare brownfield land for housing, Improvements to Stockport hospital approved, Land sold for Leicestershire garden village and more stories...
Planning news - 7 July 2022 - Homes England and GMCA form SPP partnership, Rural planning faces a plethora of challenges, finds research, Cabinet to consider modifications to Calderdale local plan and more stories...
Planning news - 30 June 2022 - Building safety measures come into force, West Midlands council takes enforcement action against developer, Local plan for Old Oak and Park Royal adopted. And more stories...
Planning news - 23 June 2022 - Year-on-year decline in planning application submissions continues, Hampshire council to consult on local plan due to ‘brutal housing targets’, Report: Not enough brownfield land capacity to meet housing demand. And more stories...
Planning news - 16 June 2022 - Transport body sets out collaborative approach to spatial planning, Nearly £100m for Bristol levelling-up project, Communities able to bid for levelling-up funding. And more stories...
Planning news - 9 June 2022 - Flood-risk video launched, Reuse and retrofit of buildings should be prioritised over new-build, Nearly 5,000 council homes started in London last year. And more stories...
Planning news - 26 May 2022 - Survey: Councillors want councils to move to hybrid way of holding meetings, Government pledges £15m for garden communities, 154 homes approved for Rochester development. And more stories...
Planning news - 19 May 2022 - Averley calls for help with environmental assessment reforms, Shapps backs second M25 development consent in a week, Affordable homes starts see big jump in London. And more stories...
Planning news - 12 May 2022 - Planning reforms to be folded into new Levelling up and Regeneration Bill, Guide on retrofitting published, Charity pledges to put nature in recovery by 2030. And more stories...
Planning news - 5 May 2022 - Built environment professionals seek to improve diversity, Second year of mentoring scheme launches, Plans for garden village near Tring submitted. And more stories...
Planning news - 28 April 2022 - Protected areas need radical change to aid nature’s recovery, M54 to M6 link road granted development consent, Industrial scheme on green belt and greenfield land refused. And more stories...
Planning news - 21 April 2022 - Developers agree funding for building safety repairs, Government announces £7.6m rail innovation competition, Guarded welcome for Welsh nuclear proposals in energy strategy. And more stories...
Planning news - 14 April - 1,000 homes to be built in South West over five years, Lincolnshire solar park granted consent, East Cardiff business park and rail station shape up. And more stories...
Planning news 7 April 2022 - Biodiversity emergency declared across Greater Manchester, Increasing rail capacity features in Midlands transport plan, Two offshore wind farms granted DCOs. And more stories...
Planning news - 31 March 2022 - Government launches Community Housing Fund, Cash for councils to address coastal erosion, Listed homes won't need permission for solar panels in London borough. And more stories...
Planning news - 24 March 2022 - Khan commits to Lord Kerslake’s recommendations to increase affordable housing delivery, Government publishes green paper to help it achieve nature goals, BPF sets out plans for a net-zero commitment. And more stories...
Planning news - 17 March 2022 - Local authorities to get cash boost to tackle air pollution, Council consults on climate change planning document, Carbon reduction measures should be led locally, suggests research. And more stories...
Planning news - 10 March 2022 - Permitted development laws revised for rural roll-out of 4G and 5G, Government must change approach to rural housing, Health test should be required for new development, academic suggests. And more stories...
Planning news - 3 March 2022 - Funding allocated for brownfield regeneration, London borough plans to block building amalgamations, Nearly 2,000 apartments get the go-ahead in Manchester. And more stories...
Planning News - 24 February 2022 - A legal right to nature should be part of levelling-up agenda, say campaigners, Developer ordered to pay £31,000 for ignoring enforcement notices, Court of Appeal dismisses Horse Hill legal challenge. And more stories...
Planning news - 17 February 2022 - Government to block planning permission if developers don't protect leaseholders, WMCA outlines £879m budget for 2022/23, £8.1bn green budget backed by Senedd Cymru. And more stories...
Planning news - 10 February 2022 - Government agency invests in Public Practice, ‘Little known’ rule should be used to protect local green spaces, Student accommodation approved for central London. And more stories...
Planning news - 3 February 2022 - Pincher sets out new planning appeal monitoring measures, Wolverhampton and Sheffield are first places to receive government levelling-up support, Cardiff city centre rejuvenation proposals promised. And more stories...
Planning news - 27 January 2022 - Study reveals build-to-rent sector is growing in the regions, Pandemic exacerbates decline in high street vacancy rates, RTPI Cymru suggests strengthening planning policy to promote local sustainable development. And more stories...
Planning news - 20 January 2022 - Government proposes to make it easier for leaseholders to own their home, Mid Wales Growth Deal is signed off, Second-home loophole to be closed in England. And more stories...
Planning news - 13 January 2022 - Survey finds 49 per cent of people feel their property is unsuitable for working from home, Welsh Budget boosts housing and green spending, Developers must devise plan to fix cladding crisis. And more stories...
Planning news - 6 January 2022 - English councils to share £53.9bn in funding, 19% increase in applications approved in year to September 2021, Redevelopment of key Cardiff city centre site shapes up. And more stories...
Planning news - 16 December 2021 - Khan sets about rewilding London, Councils in Staffordshire to work on county deal, Welsh Government tells Monmouthshire to cut housing numbers to conform with regional plan. And more stories...
Planning news - 9 December 2021 - Further allocation made from brownfield fund, 'Succinct' new Dartmoor local plan is adopted, 14,289 homes delivered between April and September by Homes England. And more stories...
Planning news - 2 December 2021 - Mayor secures housing funding for older and disabled Londoners, Action on second homes and holiday lets boosted by Senedd pact, Permission for 39 homes granted. And more stories...
Planning news - 25 November 2021 - Legislation will require new homes to have electric vehicle chargers, All neighbourhoods should have a parish council to aid levelling up, says report. And more stories...
Planning news - 18 November 2021 - Humber Bank Energy Centre, Swanscombe named as an SSSI, Council sets up placemaking company. And more stories...
Planning news - 11 November 2021 - Money for 'vital' infrastructure to be loaned to housebuilders, COP26: Governments pledge to protect nature, Cash allocated for locally led projects. And more stories...
Planning news - 4 November 2021 - COP26: Time is running out, says Johnson, Sunak outlines £24bn housing settlement, Sunak allocates first round of bids to Levelling Up Fund. And more stories...
Planning news - 28 October 2021 - £3.9bn for decarbonising heat and buildings set out, 13 areas in England to take part in digital planning trial, Lords’ ancient woodland amendment to environment bill rejected. And more stories...
Planning news - 21 October 2021 - Khan calls in Kerslake to review London’s housing delivery, Multi-billion pound investment gap revealed to restore nature, Agreement signed between RTPI and BAME Planners Network. And more stories...
Planning news - 14 October 2021 - Councils to get funding for brownfield land development, ‘Significant’ increase in peatland restoration and more space for nature needed, says charity. And more stories...
Planning news - 7 October 2021 - PPG update published on para 22, Greenfield surcharge would spur on brownfield development, Tough new flooding advice announced for Wales. And more stories...
Planning news - 30 September 2021 - 45 per cent increase in planning applications submitted, Partnership seeks to help small builders, Planning and historic environment law set to be simplified. And more stories...
Planning news - 23 September 2021 - MHCLG to change name as Johnson reaffirms commitment to levelling-up agenda, Planning Inspectorate Wales to transfer to new service next week. And more stories...
Planning news - 16 September 2021 - Government to make alteration to 2021 Housing Delivery Test, Funding for Milton Keynes and Sheffield to unlock homes, Warrington sets out updates to local plan. And more stories...
Planning news - 9 September 2021 - Covid-19 outdoor measures could become permanent, Homes England launches land disposal approach, South West council says planning services are 'struggling' with Covid-19 demand. And more stories...
Planning news - 2 September 2021 - England’s homes pose greater climate threat than cars, Khan extends right-to-buy-back to help Afghan refugees, Major Newport housing scheme under way. And more stories...
Planning news - 26 August 2021 - RTPI commissions consultancy to probe design codes, Bacon review calls for reforms to boost custom and self-build, Record 20 bid for UK City of Culture honour. And more stories...
Planning news - 19 August 2021 - Consultation opens on NSIP process, 55,000 households used help-to-buy scheme last year, First Homes scheme open for bids. And more stories...
Planning news - 12 August 2021 - Tall building pipeline 'remains strong', Jenrick writes to PINs over planning changes, Government urged to create wilder national parks. And more stories...
Planning news - 5 August 2021 - Fire safety planning requirements have come into force, UK builders see Q2 rise in workloads, £40m committed to trees and nature recovery. And more stories...

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