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Planning news – 6 April 2017

by on April 7, 2017

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Government launches brownfield registers
Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has announced that local authorities across England will now have to produce and maintain up-to-date registers listing all brownfield sites available for housing.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£40m to boost economic growth on the coast
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a £40 million cash boost for coastal communities to create new jobs and improve local economic growth.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lambeth vows to protect workspace
Lambeth Council has issued an Article 4 Direction that aims to prevent offices from being turned into residential units without going through the full planning system.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

10,000 Build to Rent homes under construction in UK regions
There are 10,244 Build to Rent homes under construction in the UK regions, nearly double the number in London, suggests research.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning committees suited to dealing with licensing applications
The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 has ruled that it was a ‘mistake’ to set up licensing committees when the planning system is well suited to dealing with licensing application and appeals.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning news round up
A round-up of planning news
– Care home approved
– Retirement development green-lit
– Private rent developer completes new developments
– 889 homes approved in Hampshire
– Eden Walk regeneration to go ahead
– Warwick development approved
– Appeal launched against Fareham council
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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