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Planning News – 2 February 2017

by on February 3, 2017

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Government’s neighbourhood planning policy challenged
A growing group of claimants has sent a judicial review application letter to the High Court in relation to the government’s ministerial statement on neighbourhood plans…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Guidance published to drive forward local growth
Advice that aims to enable pro-growth councils, the real estate sector and central government to development more innovative ways of driving forward local growth together has been published…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: Focus should be on releasing land through planning system
Efforts should be focused on improving the release of land through the planning system to boost building levels, says a planning consultancy…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cardiff region city deal delivery plan approved
The City of Cardiff Council’s cabinet has approved a report setting out how the 10 local authorities in South East Wales involved with the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal will work together to ensure the £1.2 billion package delivers for the sub-region…
Roger Milne, The Planner

Dorset councils seek to merge
Six councils in Dorset have supported plans to change local government structures in the county and merger together…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News in brief
A round-up of planning news…

  • Employers to develop planning apprenticeship
  • 17th century Monmouthshire building to be restored
  • 275,000 sign petitions to save Nottinghamshire forest from fracking
  • UK cities report record levels of construction
  • Challenge to Heathrow third runway halted
  • And more stories…

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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