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Planning Portal News: 22 December 2016

by on December 23, 2016

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Ministers press ahead with pre-commencement conditions revamp and neighbourhood plan regime changes
Government publishes responses on consultations aimed at strengthening the neighbourhood planning regime and improving the use of planning conditions…

New Homes Bonus scheme revamp confirmed
Javid announces changes to the New Homes Bonus scheme including the introduction of a national baseline for housing growth of 0.4 per cent…

EIA modifications consultation launched
New consultation on the latest version of the Environment Impact Assessment launched, with potential changes to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the infrastructure planning regime…

National Infrastructure Commission bangs the drum for a 5G blueprint
New report, “Connected Future”, calls for prioritisation of digital infrastructure in local planning policy to ensure the UK is ready for 5G…

Historic England calls for a capital heritage strategy in new London Plan
New report from Historic England calls for a revised London Plan that encourages future planning and design to be inspired by a place’s historic character…

Planning round-up 22 December 2016

  • Proposals for 2,000-home Northumberland garden village submitted
  • Latest development control stats
  • Northamptonshire housing scheme rebuffed again
  • New Nantwich neighbourhood approved
  • Peers call for changes to HS2 Bill powers and compensation package
  • Javid blocks solar farm near Heathrow
  • Think-tank warns that housing supply crisis worst in high growth areas
  • Stratford on Avon acts to safeguard jobs on contested airfield site
  • And more stories…

Roger Milne

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