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Planning news – 4 May 2017

by on May 5, 2017

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill passes into law
The House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the wording and provisions in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, which has now received Royal Assent.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

End ‘big eight’ house builders’ dominance to fix housing market, say MPs
The government must end the dominance of large house builders if it is to fix the UK’s broken housing market, according to MPs.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Planning permissions for new homes continue to rise
The number of homes receiving planning permission continues to rise and approached 300,000 last year, according to a report.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Battersea developers to delay affordable homes delivery
Rising construction and labour costs are forcing the developer behind London’s Battersea Power Station (BPS) to delay some affordable homes on the landmark scheme.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Report: Planning system delays frustrating small builders
Small firms are being driven away from housebuilding because of delays and rising costs in the planning system.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round up
A round up of planning news.
– Khan pulls plug on garden bridge
– Barking enforcement officers praised as rogue landlord faces huge payout
– Javid retreats on Aylesbury estate order
– Police protection for fracking site risks fight against crime
– Clarion calls for massive regeneration investment in Merton
– Reading approves Royal Elm Park development
– New mayor faces call to tackle West of England housing crisis
– Battersea developers to delay affordable homes delivery
– Application unveiled for 4,500-home urban extension to Corby.
The Planner

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