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Planning Portal News: 8 September 2016

by on September 9, 2016

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Think-tank says developers to blame for housing supply crisis
Latest research claims councils have granted enough planning consents to meet the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 but developers are failing to build them…

Javid blocks Newmarket housing development
Communities Secretary refuses outline permission for 400-home development at Hatchfield Farm in Newmarket…

Neighbourhood planning regime changes confirmed
Consultation response reaffirms government intension to make it easier for residents and business to come together to produce a neighbourhood plan…

M4 upgrade approved
Transport Secretary grants Development Consent Order to upgrade a 51 kilometre stretch of the M4 to a “smart motorway” despite part of the project lying within metropolitan green belt…

Builders warn new water charges could delay and curb new housing
Home Builders Federation complain that Ofwat’s proposed charging regime changes for new water and sewerage connections will cause huge increases in costs for developers…

Planning round-up 8 September 2016
– Neighbourhood Planning Bill published
– Parliament says health should be a ‘material consideration’ for planning proposals
– Development Control Order for Lincolnshire power connection project
– MPs urge clear transport strategy to tackle environmental issues
– Moorland transformation
– Latest DCLG plan insists a million new homes is “our ambition”
– New Welsh flood advice
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

 

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