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Planning news – 18 May 2017

by on May 19, 2017

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Welsh ministers mull over new legislation for national parks and AONBs
The Welsh Government has announced that it is considering legal changes to the landscape protection regimes in place for national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
Roger Milne, The Planner

Masterplanner chosen for Old Oak regeneration
Planning and infrastructure company AECOM has been announced as the preferred bidder for creating the masterplan outlining the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal in West London.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Burnham appoints Salford mayor to rewrite Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
Greater Manchester’s new mayor Andy Burnham has appointed Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett to ‘radically rewrite’ the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Sports training centre approved in Loughborough
Charnwood Borough Council has approved plans for a state-of-the-art national sports training centre at Loughborough University.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning Appeals
A round-up of appeal decisions

  • Takeaway allowed despite breaching local policy threshold of 33%
  • Proposal to build 47-home scheme around 19th century dairy building refused
  • Medical centre’s car park would disrupt neighbours
  • And more descisions…

Matt Moody, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • Still time to nominate NI’s best place
  • Engineering firm appointed to develop Liverpool cruise facility
  • Third of renters borrow to cover home costs
  • Upgrading property could cost £50,000 – research
  • Welsh employment site up for sale

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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