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Planning Portal News: 21 July 2016

by on July 22, 2016

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New Communities Secretary and planning minister announced
Sajid Javid replaces Clark as Communities Secretary and Gavin Barwell takes over from Lewis as planning and housing minister in the new Cabinet and ministerial team…

Latest updated housing projection estimates published
Updated 2014-based sub-national household projections published by the Office for National Statistics and the Department for Communities and Local Government…

Watchdog bangs drum for green belt policy consistency
Local Government Ombudsman calls for green belt policies to be applied correctly and consistently by planning authorities…

National Audit Office queries public sector land disposal progress
New report finds that the Department for Communities and Local Government has, at most, achieved eight per cent of its overall commitment to dispose of enough public sector land for 160,000 homes by 2020…

Colnbrook green belt freight interchange project refused
Former Communities Secretary Greg Clark dismisses appeal for a proposed road and rail freight interchange on metropolitan green belt land north of the A4 Colnbrook bypass…

Planning round-up 21 July 2016
– Liverpool snubs UNESCO request over World Heritage site
– Park homes boost?
– Peers criticise government housing policy
– Maidenhead moves to boost housing
– Wilmslow green belt office approval
– Rotherham master plan
– Caerphilly replacement local development plan withdrawn
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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