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Planning News – 23 February 2017

by on February 23, 2017

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Green belt is key natural capital asset, says Helm
The green belt should be preserved and treated as a key part of the country’s natural capital ‘asset register’, according to the chair of the Natural Capital Committee…
Martin Read, The Planner

Northern Powerhouse must include housing element
Cities and regions in the north of England face a housing crisis unless steps are taken now to incorporate and accelerate residential development in plans for a Northern Powerhouse, says AECOM…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Right to Build taskforce is launched
A Right to Build expert task force that aims to help 80 organisations across the UK deliver more homes over the next three years has been launched…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Council sanctions £183m council housing investment
Birmingham City Council has approved a £183 million investment into its council housing…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Offshore wind farm construction on a high – statistics
The total construction value for projects in the offshore wind farm sector reached £4.1 billion in 2016, increasing from £2.45 billion in 2015, according to latest statistics…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News in brief

A round-up of planning news…

  • Sheffield mixed-use scheme green-lit
  • Masterplan approved for Glasgow uni expansion
  • London council approves hotel plans
  • Contractor appointed for Manchester development
  • Cotswolds to increase enforcement resources
  • New appointments to HCA board

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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