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Planning News – 26 January 2017

by on January 27, 2017

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250,000 social rented homes could be lost by 2020 – CIH
Nearly 250,000 of the cheapest rented homes could be lost between 2012 and 2020 in England, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Redhill cinema scheme approved
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s planning committee has approved a £40 million multiplex cinema, restaurants and shops in Redhill town centre, Surrey…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning tool upgraded to help London’s transport challenges
Transport for London (TfL) has upgraded its online planning tool in an attempt to help the capital’s planners design housing and business developments for the future…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Study suggests disconnect over housing development viability in Wales
A report that looks at why viability issues are stalling housing developments assessed as deliverable in local development plans highlights a disconnect between the aspirations of house builders/developers and local planning authorities…
Roger Milne, The Planner

Report: Estate regeneration demands a new approach
A fresh approach to regenerating London’s estates is required, and London businesses suggest that it could include building on disused spaces such as empty garages…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News in brief
A round-up of planning news

  • Construction begins on Manchester build to rent scheme
  • Birmingham industrial unit approved
  • New hospital to be built in Westminster
  • Belfast residents invited to contribute to city’s development
  • Northern Line extension tunnelling to begin
  • Buntingford care home approved
  • And more stories…

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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