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Planning news – 2 March 2017

by on March 3, 2017

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Tight vote as Lords seek to make plain government’s intent on conditions
The House of Lords has voted in favour of an amendment that seeks to make it clear what clause 13’s intention is and to clarify whether or not the government plans to restrict the capacity of local authorities to put into force relevant conditions…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Council leader outlines garden village proposal
The leader of Tandridge District Council, Surrey, has outlined his plans for a strategic approach to development as part of the area’s creation of a local plan, including a new settlement…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Data: One in three London permissions not built
More than one in three homes (36 per cent) with planning permission in London are not built out, according to analysis from the Fifty Thousand Homes campaign…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: 400,000 workers needed to bridge construction skills ‘gulf’
British construction needs to recruit more than 400,000 workers each year between now and 2021 if it is to deliver the homes and infrastructure the nation needs…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New 1,500-home community for Pontypool makes waves
Public consultation has started on a development of more than 1,500 homes planned for a brownfield site near Pontypool…
Roger Milne, The Planner

News in brief
A round-up of planning news
– Guide for international working published
– Coal Exchange plans set to be approved
– Peckham brownfield development approved
– Work to start on large Somerset scheme
– Funding announced for Derry air link

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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