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Planning Portal News: 22 September 2016

by on September 23, 2016

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HBF claims government stats under-report housing completions
Around 30,000 new builds are not counted in the official house building statistics according to a report from the Home Builders Federation…

Neighbourhood plans help block three different housing development appeals
Communities Secretary highlights Neighbourhood Plans as a key factor in each of his decisions to dismiss schemes in East and West Sussex and near Bath…

London regeneration Compulsory Purchase Order blocked by Javid
Communities Secretary refuses to approve the Compulsory Purchase Order proposed by Southwark Council required for the regeneration of the Aylesbury area…

Ombudsman criticises Plymouth
The Local Government Ombudsman reminds Plymouth City Council of its accountability role after the council fails to comply with their recommendations…

Planning minister ponders policy shifts
In his first major speech as planning and housing minister Gavin Barwell suggests there will be a shift in government policy away from a singular focus on home ownership…

Planning round-up 22 September 2016
– Planning applications on the up
– Rise in capital spend by planning departments
– Liverpool housing boost
– Small builders bemoan land shortages and planning barriers
– Victorian buildings at risk
– Development contract tendering advice
– Rail freight strategy unveiled
– West Somerset hails Hinkley decision
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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