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The new Financial Transaction Service: an update

The weekend’s update to introduce this service for English planning applications went in successfully and our site was back up and functioning before 9am on Monday morning.

Since then, we’ve been continuing to work hard with agents, local planning authorities (LPAs) and behind the scenes to ‘bed in’ the new processes.  This will no doubt continue in the coming days and weeks, but now is a good time to give you a quick update on progress so far.

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Chartered Insititute of Architectual Technologists (CIAT) AT Award Winners

The Chartered Insititute of Architectual Technologists (CIAT) held their annual Architectural Technology Awards ceremony last Friday, 14 September 2018. The prestigious occasion celebrated the high-quality achievements of professionals across the sector, with the AT students awards also recognising innovation among architectural students. The Planning Portal was delighted to sponsor the event. Read more…

Planning news – 20 September 2018

PPG updates published
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published new and updated guidance on assessing housing need and plan-making, following publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in July.
The Planner

Brokenshire prevents adoption of East Hertfordshire’s local plan
The housing secretary has issued a holding direction on the adoption of the East Hertfordshire District Local Plan amid concerns about the release of green belt land.
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Planning news – 13 September 2018

South Gloucestershire launches second judicial review of homes approvals
South Gloucestershire Council is seeking its second judicial review within four months of Planning Inspectorate decisions to allow housing development.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Proposal submitted to transform former Northallerton Prison
A planning application has been lodged with Hambleton District Council to redevelop the derelict Northallerton Prison into a retail and leisure complex.
Huw Morris, The Planner

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Planning News – 6 September 2018

Report: Councils not monitoring sustainable drainage
The way in which methods of sustainable drainage are monitored and maintained needs to improve, according to a government report.
Martin Read, The Planner

Build to Rent a key growth area, research suggests
Dwellings built specifically for private rent has been forecast as one of the key areas of growth within the housebuilding industry, according to AMA Research.
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1App outage this weekend

Just a reminder that our English planning application service (1App) will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday 7 September until 09:00 on Monday 10 September in order to deploy our new financial transaction service.

To find out more about the service, please take a look at our previous post.

Planning News – 30 August 2018

6,000 homes approved on appeal, report suggests
In 2017, 65 per cent of 78 appeals that were recommended for approval by council planning officers but rejected by councillors were overturned at appeal, resulting in the approval of 6,000 homes, according to a report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Clear joined-up approach needed for national and regional infrastructure, report says
A report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called for the government to establish an inter-departmental group that includes all departments with responsibilities for infrastructure so that policy, planning and delivery is better coordinated.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Planning News – 23 August 2018

Bidding opens for garden community development support
Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced a new programme of garden communities, inviting garden town and village developers to bid for additional government support for projects.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Major consultations on regeneration and transport launched in Manchester
Two large-scale consultations have been launched in Greater Manchester setting out a gateway regeneration plan and the future of transport in the city centre.
Huw Morris, The Planner

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Launch date confirmed for new financial transaction service in England

Earlier this month we used this blog to introduce our new financial transaction service, explaining what it is and why we are launching it.  We also provided links to further information for agents and local authorities. We are now happy to reveal the official launch date for the new service. Read more…

Planning Portal announced as official sponsor of CIAT’s 2018 AT awards

In light of our recent Strategic Partnership agreement, The Planning Portal are delighted to announce ourselves as an official sponsor of CIAT’s 2018 AT awards.

CIAT’s prestigious AT awards celebrate innovation and achievement in architectural technology. Judges seek to commend projects which are economical, environmentally positive and built-to-last. Read more…

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