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Planning Portal News: 9 June 2016

by on June 9, 2016

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New research questions local plan housing supply claims
Indigo Planning report casts doubt on the ability of councils to meet housing supply targets…

Ombudsman probe reveals huge Hackney enforcement backlog
Local Government Ombudsman investigation concludes that planning authorities must keep track of enforcement action and follow through when promising to act…

Oxford publishes report which ‘justifies’ green belt urban extensions
Council report calls for a review of Oxford’s green belt inner boundaries to allow strategic housing allocations…

MPs cry foul over withdrawal of contaminated land grants
Soil Health report argues that without funding councils are less able and less likely to proactively investigate potential contamination…

Clark allows housing appeals in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
Two separate housing schemes totalling over 400 dwellings allowed on appeal by the Secretary of State…

Planning round-up 9 June
– Salford Quays set to double up
– Teesside regeneration report
– Pig farmers pan planning
– Go-ahead for Nottinghamshire waste gasification facility
– Report says productivity not connectivity should be Northern Powerhouse priority
– Government’s Kent lorry park plan slated by MPs
– Local plan round-up
– And more stories…

 

Roger Milne

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