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Planning Portal News: 15 September 2016

by on September 16, 2016

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North East devolution deal flounders
Javid confirms that the £30m-a-year devolution deal and regional mayor for the North East are “off the table”after the region’s local authorities fail to agree terms…

Infrastructure body urges clarity on its powers
The National Infrastructure Commission calls for MPs to clarify its position after the latest planning legislation omits provisions to put it on a statutory footing…

DCLG starts consultation on latest planning reforms
Government launches consultations on further changes to the neighbourhood planning regime and improving the use of planning conditions…

390-home Norfolk scheme allowed by Javid
Communities secretary allows Wymondham development appeal, concluding that the adverse impacts did not outweigh the economic and social benefits of the scheme…

550-dwelling Tewkesbury project dismissed
Javid dismisses proposals for 550 new homes at Ashchurch, concluding that the adverse effects on road safety and traffic flow made the scheme unsustainable…

Sheffield to trial flood resilience urban design strategy
Department for Environment and Rural Affairs to pilot flood defence strategy in Sheffield designed to “deliver, and be financed from the proceeds of, economic value for the local area”…

Planning round-up 15 September 2016
– West Midlands land commission
– Low carbon policies and Northern growth
– Metropolitan green belt under threat?
– MoD and Network Rail sites to boost new homes
– Green belt statistics
– Campaign to Protect Rural England praise for commuter hubs
– Northumberland opencast project called-in
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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