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Planning Portal News: 20 October 2016

by on October 21, 2016

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Infrastructure commission to be a permanent body as Wales proposes its own version

The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission is to be established as an executive agency of the Treasury in January 2017, with its own budget, freedom and authority…

Clash over forced pause for Bradford local plan

Bradford Council’s development plan has been put on hold after planning minister Gavin Barwell issued a temporary Holding Direction, following concerns raised about loss of green belt land…

Go-ahead for major Manchester tram network extension

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has granted legal powers to further expand the Metrolink network with a new £350m tram line, running 5.5 kilometres through Trafford Park…

Javid refuses Warwickshire scheme over development plan clashes

A 90 home development on a four hectare site in Warwickshire has been refused outline planning permission by the Communities Secretary…

Report advocates planning changes to help construction sector

New report led by Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast, recommends changes to the planning regime in order to support the construction industry…

Planning round-up 20 October 2016

– Clean air zones consultation
– More funding for garden villages
– London tidal flood risks
– Room size matters
– City regions on the increase
– Cheshire green belt home extension allowed
– Boost for Warwickshire housing
– Local plan moves in Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire
– And more stories…


Roger Milne

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