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Planning news – 27 April 2017

by on April 28, 2017

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MPs demand sustainable drainage drive to curb flooding
Government’s policies on sustainable drainage are failing to protect communities from flood risk and miss opportunities to improve amenity and the environment, according to MPs.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Tribunal ruling on planning status in property decisions
A tribunal has ruled that a London borough can consider the planning status of property when determining applications for a private rented property licence.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Liverpool approves another three-tower scheme
Liverpool City Council has granted planning permission to another triple tower development, the second such application within a week.
The Planner

Maidenhead selects town centre regeneration partner
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has chosen Countryside as the joint venture partner for a multimillion-pound town centre regeneration scheme.
Huw Morris, The Planner

High Court backs ‘candy-cane’ stripes on Kensington house
The High Court has ruled that a woman who painted her Kensington townhouse with red and white stripes can ignore a council notice telling her to repaint it.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news
– MPs call for more inclusion in the built environment
– Guidance on brownfield registers unveiled
– Rockfire buys two Welsh solar farms with investment from councils
– Driverless cars to be tested on UK roads within two years
– High Court fast-tracks challenge to new environmental justice rules
– London’s worst junctions fall under safety spotlight
– UK renewables industry sees massive export boom
– Number of empty homes in England falls to 200,000
The Planner

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