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Planning Market Insight Report: application submissions fall below 60,000 for the second time this year

The September Market Insight Report reveals that for the second time this year, application submissions have fallen below 60,000.

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Our new webinar series starts next Tuesday. Have you registered?

The Planning Portal are back with a new webinar series – The digital future of planning and building.

Our first episode will be live on Tuesday 28 September at 12pm. The series will look at the future digital developments of planning and building whilst giving you an in-depth overview of the coming changes soon to be made on the Planning Portal 1APP application system. For both our delivery partners and regular submitters, its vital we keep you updated.

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Planning news – 16 September 2021

Government to make alteration to 2021 Housing Delivery Test
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has announced that the 2021 Housing Delivery Test will be calculated using a four-month adjustment to the housing requirement figures for 2020/21 to account for fluctuations in construction output owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Funding for Milton Keynes and Sheffield to unlock homes
The government has awarded Milton Keynes and Sheffield a share of £1.4 million to develop proposals that seek to unlock a ‘significant’ number of homes and jobs through the New Development Corporation Competition (NDCC).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Warrington sets out updates to local plan
Warrington Borough Council has outlined how it plans to update its proposed local plan ahead of consideration by the full council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Planning news – 9 September 2021

Covid-19 outdoor measures could become permanent
Measures introduced to aid high streets and hospitality venues during the Covid-19 pandemic could become permanent as the government consults on the permitted development rights (PDRs).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Homes England launches land disposal approach
Homes England has launched its Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), which will replace the Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

South West council says planning services are ‘struggling’ with Covid-19 demand
Dorset Council has announced that it is struggling with increased submissions of planning applications during the Covid-19 pandemic as it continues ‘slimming down’ its services.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Cycling for We Build The Future

On 5 September, four of the Planning Portal team cycled to victory in the Beyond Somerset Sportive – an epic 70-mile cycle around the Somerset Levels, including a gruelling climb up the famous Cheddar Gorge.

The cyclists setting off
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Planning news – 2 September 2021

England’s homes pose greater climate threat than cars
England’s 25 million homes pose a greater threat to the climate than the country’s cars, according to latest research.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Khan extends right-to-buy-back to help Afghan refugees
London mayor Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to help social landlords support the arrival of Afghan refugees.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Major Newport housing scheme under way
Work has started on a 500-home development at the site of the former Llanwern steelworks in Newport.
Roger Milne, The Planner

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We’re back with a new webinar series, on our new platform!

The digital future of planning and building

Planning Portal will be hosting a new series of webinars coming soon, which will discuss the digital future of planning and building.

The series will look at the future developments of planning while also giving you an in-depth overview of the coming changes soon to be made to the Planning Portal 1APP application system. For both our Local Authority delivery partners and our regular submitters, it is vital we keep you updated.

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Planning news – 26 August 2021

RTPI commissions consultancy to probe design codes
The RTPI has appointed consultants LDA Design to produce research on how design codes in England can help the government achieve its net-zero targets and tackle the ongoing ecological emergency.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Bacon review calls for reforms to boost custom and self-build
The government should introduce a specific designation of land for custom and self-build (CSB) housing among its reforms to the planning system, according to an independent review.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Record 20 bid for UK City of Culture honour
A record number of applications has been made to become the UK’s City of Culture 2025, with representatives from all four home nations vying for the honour.
Huw Morris, The Planner

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The BPIC Awards 2021

We’re delighted to be supporting the inaugural BPIC Awards, as sponsors of the ‘Best Apprenticeship Programme’ award category. Nominations are currently open, but hurry – they close on 28 August 2021.  

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Accessing our services using Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft have announced that they will be withdrawing their Internet Explorer 11 browser (IE11) on 15 June 2022. Consequently, the browser will no longer be supported by Microsoft.

In line with this announcement, the Planning Portal will no longer support Internet Explorer on any products from October 2021 onwards, to coincide with preparations to move the Planning Portal application service to a new platform.

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