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Planning Portal News: 28 July 2016

by on August 1, 2016

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Planning Inspectorate insists appeal delays have been sorted
The agency’s latest annual report acknowledges that in several areas of the planning appeals service the organisation fell short of meeting its targets…

Minister urged to clarify government intentions over local plans
MPs call on the planning minister to set out how the new administration proposes to reform the legislative and local plan making process…

North East rail strategy backed by combined authority
£1bn Metro and local rail services investment strategy designed to put whole towns and communities back on the national railway map has been agreed by the North East Combined Authority…

Retirement housing shortage quantified
New report shows an increasing gap in the supply of retirement housing with an estimated shortage of 376,000 housing units by 2050…

Watchdog urges more action over Durham cowshed cause célèbre
Further report issued by the Local Government Ombudsman on Durham cowshed planning complaint and the subsequent recommendations…

Planning round-up 28 July 2016
– Makeover for UK’s first pedestrianised precinct
– Development Consent Order granted for potash project’s harbour facilities
– Retail activity dips
– Devolution housing deals assessment
– MPs probe forestry policy
– Dorset prison redevelopment blocked
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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