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Planning news – 11 May 2017

by on May 12, 2017

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Supreme Court issues ruling on NPPF paragraph 49
The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the application and meaning of paragraphs 14 and 49 in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on the NPPF
Following the verdict by the Supreme Court on the application and meaning of paragraphs 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), interested parties have shared their thoughts.
Laura Edgar, The Planner 

Housing white paper: Measures ‘not sufficient’ to mitigate years of under-investment in planning
The RTPI has expressed concern that measures in the housing white paper, that will see money from planning fee increases reinvested in local planning authorities, may not be enough to mitigate years of under-investment.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Changes to Welsh EIA regime highlighted
Welsh chief planner, Neil Hemington, has written to all heads of planning about changes to the environmental impact assessment regime – due to come into force on 16 May.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Report: Industrial strategy a chance for Northern Powerhouse to step up a gear
The government’s industrial strategy is an opportunity for the Northern Powerhouse to fulfil its potential and its strengths should be harnessed in a post-Brexit world, according to a new report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • Hotel in St Paul’s approved
  • RTPI publishes guide on digital economy
  • 50% starter homes application submitted in Lancashire
  • 79% support renewable energy – poll
  • 236 South Kilburn homes approved
  • 24 homes approved in the New Forest
  • Court of Appeal challenge against government fracking decision launched.

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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