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Planning news – 20 April 2017

by on April 21, 2017

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Councils call for joined-up legislation to protect renters
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to close a legal loophole that allows landlords to convert properties into multiple “tiny units” marked as self-contained flats to secure the maximum level of housing benefit payments.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

County councils unveil developers shortlist for housing
Two county councils have unveiled the shortlist for a pioneering £1 billion residential development partnership.
Huw Morris, The Planner

RTPI points to missing links in industrial strategy
The government’s industrial strategy green paper is failing to link with its other drives on housing, the environment and climate change, argue planners.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Huge adventure sports project makes waves in Afan Valley
The leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Ali Thomas, has confirmed that the local authority is in talks over ambitious proposals for a huge adventure sports project earmarked for a 202-hectare site in the Afan Valley.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News analysis: Can SMEs and housing associations help supply?
Diversity is essential if we are to solve the housing shortage – that was the message from a TCPA seminar on the housing white paper.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news
– Cushman & Wakefield to masterplan Birmingham Smithfield site
– Newcastle Science Central secures approval
– Persimmon set to build new homes in Derbyshire
– Europe’s tallest modular tower nears completion
– Rise of the £1 million flat
– Commuters show marathon effort getting to work

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