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Planning Portal News: 30 June 2016

by on July 1, 2016

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Brexit won’t mean bonfire of EU green regulations insist lawyers
Lawyers and ecologists say that EU directives and European-derived regulations that relate to wildlife protection and air quality limits are likely to remain in place despite the referendum outcome…

Spending watchdog warns that HS2 regeneration benefits are at risk
The HS2 high-speed rail project has an unrealistic timetable and is facing increased cost and schedule pressures, according to National Audit Office report…

Worcester blocks edge-of-centre retail development
21-hectare Worcester Woods development refused on the basis that it would have a significant adverse impact on the vitality and viability of retailers in Worcester City Centre…

RTPI president says planning reforms haven’t delivered better growth
Williams urges the government to take a fundamentally different approach to the role of planning, “one that recognises, supports and invests in the benefits that planning can deliver”…

North Northamptonshire joint development plan passes muster
Inspector’s report published concluding that, subject to modifications, the North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit’s Joint Core Strategy is “sound”…

Planning round up 30 June 2016
– Wolverhampton tram expansion
– Ashford redevelopment approved
– London round-up
– Bradford approves homes in flood-risk area
– Clark blows away single turbine near M1
– Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s core strategy is sound
– Humber Bridge mooted as tourist attraction
– And more stories…


Roger Milne

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