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Planning Portal news: 20 May 2016

by on May 20, 2016

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Queen’s Speech promises a neighbourhood planning and infrastructure bill
21 new bills announced, including legislation to help simplify planning rules and support the government’s ambition to deliver one million new homes…

Starter home delivery doubt as Housing and Planning Bill enacted
Developers cast doubt on government’s target of building 200,000 ‘starter homes’ by 2020…

Councils defend their challenge to developer contributions policy after latest court ruling
West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council unrepentant after Appeal Court judgement overturns High Court ruling…

Leeds trolley-bus project proves a switch-off
Transport Secretary refuses controversial proposals for a trolley-bus project as part of the £250m Leeds New Generation Transport Scheme…

Majority of councils say NPPF viability test hinders affordable homes provision
New report shows only seven per cent of councils believe that the government’s starter homes initiative would help address their affordable housing need…

Planning round-up 20 May 2016
– A14 upgrade consented
– Legislation changes big onshore wind farm planning regime
– Developers pledge to boost home delivery
– Meadowhall expansion
– Hampshire new settlement partner sought
– North Yorkshire shale gas test case
– And more stories…


Roger Milne

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