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Planning Portal News: 1 September 2016

by on September 2, 2016

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English housing completions rise by six per cent
The latest house building data shows that 139,030 new homes were completed in the year to June 2016, although housing delivery remains well short of the rate needed to meet the government’s target…

Javid rejects two major Essex developments offering 1,500 new homes
Communities Secretary agrees with inspector’s recommendations and dismisses two appeals for large developments in Essex, concluding that neither proposal amounted to sustainable development…

Green light for Humber River gas project
£150m gas pipeline underneath the River Humber granted development consent by the Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark…

Oxfordshire housing scheme allowed by SoS
260 home development on the edge of the Oxfordshire town of Witney has been allowed on appeal after it was originally refused because of safety concerns…

Wantage neighbourhood plan stalls as report says poorer areas are missing out
Planning inspector concludes that the Wantage Neighbourhood Plan failed to promote sustainable development and suffered from “extensive protectionist policies”…

Planning round-up 1 September 2016
– Fund for new rail stations
– Proposed Cardiff University development criticised by conservation body
– Local plan moves in St Albans and Winchester
– Greater Manchester projects
– Hatfield urban extension
– Thames development concordat
– Mixed fortunes for Cheshire projects
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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