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Planning Portal News: 3 November 2016

by on November 4, 2016

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MPs urge radical overhaul of flood management in England
In a report on future flood prevention the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee have recommended a new governance model to coordinate regional delivery of national flood management plans…

County councils warm to potential new local plan-making role
Amendments made to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will allow county councils ‘by invitation’ to prepare development plan documents where a district council was failing to do so…

Think-tank report calls for more ‘Metro Mayor’ housing powers
IPPR North report highlights ‘Metro Mayors’ as best placed to tackle housing issues in their areas and argues for more control over planning and housing to be devolved to them…

Neighbourhood plan concerns help sink Hereford and Cheshire housing schemes
Communities Secretary refuses a development in Bartestree for 100 homes and separately a 200 home scheme in Sandbach, both were in conflict with neighbourhood plans…

Heathrow decision faces turbulent take-off
According to experts, the government’s decision on Heathrow is likely to face a number of legal challenges as well as parliamentary scrutiny that could delay work starting until the late 2020s…

Planning round-up 3 November 2016
– Greater Manchester blueprint makes progress
– National Infrastructure Commission gathers momentum
– Farm turbines allowed in Yorkshire and Cornwall, Herts solar farm blocked
– Homes and Communities Agency shake-up on the cards…
– Cardiff container ‘city’ mooted
– Green light for Cornish ‘six-star’ resort
– Hertfordshire council’s basement advice surfaces
– And more stories…

Roger Milne


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