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Busiest Summer on record for application submission!

In traditional fashion, there is always a slowdown in online application submissions as we enter the school summer holiday period at the end of July, and most take a well-earned break for a week or two.

However, this is not the case this year! Once again our monthly Planning Market Insight Report reveals that August realised another positive increase in the level of submission nationally – up 19% when compared to 2019 and showing a good recovery in these difficult COVID-19 times.

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Planning news – 17 September 2020

Extra government cash put forward to release land for housing
Cabinet Office minister Lord Agnew has announced a £30 million boost to the government’s Land Release Fund (LRF) and the One Public Estate (OPE) programme.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Salford goes to court to protect green space
Salford City Council’s decision that developer Peel L&P cannot build 600 homes at Broadoak in Worsley has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Housing application submitted for Ripon Barracks.
A planning application comprising 1,300 homes has been lodged with Harrogate Borough Council for an extension to Ripon.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Planning news – 10 September 2020

Affordable housing prospectus published
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has launched the prospectus for the government’s affordable housing programme, which was announced in the Budget in March.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Local authorities to get cash to clean up dirty air
A new round of government funding has been made available to English local authorities for projects that seek to improve air quality.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Brexit: Government to fast-track development of temporary lorry parks
An order has been published granting temporary planning permission for land to be used in processing lorries entering and leaving Great Britain from January 2021.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Planning news – 4 September 2020

Ministers call on councils to roll out broadband and 5G coverage
Ministers have written to local authorities urging them to boost gigabit broadband rollout and 5G mobile coverage.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Massive solar farm proposed in South Gloucestershire green belt
A planning application has been submitted for a massive solar farm across 106 hectares in South Gloucestershire’s green belt.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Boost for Welsh offshore wind sector
The Crown Estate, manager of the seabed around most of the UK coast, has awarded rights for two offshore wind projects in Wales.
Roger Milne, The Planner

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Planning News – 28 August 2020

Mixed-use scheme in west London approved
Ealing Council has granted planning permission for a mixed-used development in Trumpers Way, Hanwell.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Proposals for Liverpool docks site submitted
A planning application for the redevelopment of a site next to Liverpools Stanley Dock has been submitted to the city council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Council backs LDO for district heating
The planning committee at East Devon District Council has unanimously voted to adopt a local development order (LDO) for District Heating Networks in the west end of the district.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Joanna Averley opening keynote speaker at Planning Portal Virtual Conference 2020

We are delighted to announce that Joanna Averley, MHCLG’s new Chief Planner, will be the opening keynote speaker for the Planning Portal Virtual Conference 2020, covering planning reform. She will be addressing the Government white paper just three weeks after the consultation is due to close.

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New Prior Approvals for the end of August, and Use Class changes from the start of September

The next round of legislative updates from Government introduce a further 6 specific types of permitted development (each requiring a ‘Prior Approval’ application), set a fee to most of the new prior approval application types, and usher in significant changes to how uses are classified.

We will be providing PDF forms to allow Prior Approval to be applied for where proposals fall under the new permitted development rights and work to integrate these into our online services going forward.

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Planning News – 20 August

Pilots announced for nature recovery plans
Five local authorities are to act as pilot areas to test ways in which the recovery of landscapes and wildlife in England can be driven locally.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Low engagement from young adults with local plans, poll finds
A recent poll has found that just 11 per cent of young adults have knowingly engaged with consultations on their area’s local plan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Funding confirmed for York project
Homes England and Network Rail have announced an investment of £77 million into York’s city centre quarter regeneration development to help unlock housing and infrastructure.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Planning applications rise again – The busiest month on record 

Our latest Planning Market Insight Report shows that the volumes of online planning applications being submitted continues to rise and is much higher than usual for the summer.

Our latest report shows that July recorded the highest number of planning applications submitted in a single month since our records began in 2005, with nearly 60,000 applications sent to Local Authorities in England and Wales.

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Planning News – 13 August 2020

Jenrick commits more funding to neighbourhood planning
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced funding targeted at helping urban and deprived areas create neighbourhood plans.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Massive rise recorded in build-to-rent developments
The number of build-to-rent homes under construction or planned across the UK has jumped by 22 per cent against the same period last year, according to the British Property Federation (BPF).
Huw Morris, The Planner

Low-carbon city district proposed for Cambridgeshire
The Greater Cambridge Planning Service has put together plans for a new city district in North East Cambridge that is low-carbon with minimal car use.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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