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Planning news – 23 March 2017

by on March 24, 2017

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords approve final amendments and pass the bill
The Neighbourhood Planning Bill has undergone its third reading in the House of Lords, with members approving an amendment that requires examiners to give information to, and hold meetings with, neighbourhood planning groups.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

SMEs and local authorities receive cash injection to update planning system
Nine small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and local authorities have been awarded a share of £200,000 aimed at supporting the development of new tools and innovations to transform the planning system.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Guidance for housing and NSIPs published
The government has published guidance confirming the details of measures that will see major infrastructure projects that include up to 500 homes considered as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Devolution for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a devolution plan for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which will see residents vote for a mayor on 4 May, 2017.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Green light for master plan of Cardiff’s ‘garden city’ project
The City of Cardiff Council has approved plans for the remaining elements of Plasdŵr, the £2 billion garden city development earmarked for the north-west outskirts of the capital.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news
– Dissington Garden Village approved
– Government urged to deliver on Crossrail 2
– Innovative housing approved in Hertfordshire
– Housing scheme will bring 60 homes to rural Warwickshire
– Plans submitted for new £26m leisure centre
– Oxford regeneration scheme begins with student housing
Matt Moody, The Planner

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