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Planning Portal News: 15 December 2016

by on December 16, 2016

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Neighbourhood plans strengthened by government
Protection increased for neighbourhood plans so that they are no longer deemed out of date unless there is a significant lack of land supply in the wider local authority area…

Finance and new advice for estate regeneration
Planning’s role in transforming neighbourhoods is highlighted as the government announces an additional £32m of funding to help regenerate neglected housing estates…

New poll paints bleak picture of planning resources
Joint research finds that over 90 per cent of local authorities believe the government’s housing targets will be impossible to meet due to a lack of planning resources…

Developers who quashed Sussex neighbourhood plan lose appeal
Javid refuses appeal for redevelopment of the former Sandgate Nurseries, a decision that comes after the developers successfully challenged the lawfulness of the approved Henfield Neighbourhood Plan…

Javid allows out of town Sainsbury’s development at Southport
Javid agrees that a Sainsbury’s store should be approved for a Southport out-of-town retail park, stating that the scheme would not harm the vitality of the town centre…

Planning round-up 15 December 2016
– Developers criticise Greater Manchester strategy for lack of ambition
– Bristol’s Broadmead revamp
– Sheffield mulls urban outdoor facility
– Chocks away for Surrey airport homes proposal?
– East Sussex parish councillors resign over Javid appeal decision
– East Leeds 1,100-home project makes progress
– Shortfall in custom builders’ registers revealed
– Bentley’s Crewe master-plan unveiled
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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