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Planning Portal News: 10 November 2016

by on November 11, 2016

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Ministers warned over latest reforms to pre-commencement conditions
The British Property Federation and the Planning Officers Society have advised that current legislative proposals set out in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill do not allow enough flexibility and risk adding further delays to the planning process…

Campaign to Protect Rural England claims sufficient brownfield sites are available for over 1.1m new homes
New research incorporating data from the brownfield register, calculates that suitable brownfield sites can provide between 1.1 and 1.4 million new homes across England…

Government rejects call by peers for built environment specialist
The National Policy for the Built Environment Committee’s recommendation for the creation of a Chief Built Environment Adviser has been refused by the government…

MoD identifies 91 surplus sites to sell for new housing
Defence secretary announces that more than 13,152-hectares of excess defence land are to be released to support the MOD’s target to provide enough land for 55,000 homes…

Cheshire homes schemes allowed on appeal despite neighbourhood plan conflicts
Communities Secretary allows two housing developments on appeal, concluding in both cases that the schemes demonstrated sustainable development…

Planning round-up 10 November 2016
– Major housing scheme timelines
– Enforcement boost in Northamptonshire
– RTPI bangs drum over green belt and greenfield homes
– Council borrowing freedom needed to increase affordable housing delivery
– Key Liverpool master plan unveiled
– Basement review
– Confederation of British Industry urges more coherent housing strategy
– Think-tanks call for Welsh Valleys enterprise zone
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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