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Planning news – 25 May 2017

by on May 26, 2017

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UK councils ‘increasingly unable’ to meet affordable housing demands
Councils in the UK are increasingly unable to meet demands for affordable housing, with 98 per cent now describing their need as either severe or moderate, according to new research.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Value of new construction contracts down – new figures
The value of new construction contracts commissioned in April fell by 16 per cent when compared with March 2017, new figures have suggested.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Further delay as government ponders whether to guarantee Circuit of Wales project
Welsh ministers have accused the developers of the Circuit of Wales project of providing “inaccurate” information, as it faces further delays.
Roger Milne, The Planner

£1.4bn Brent Cross redevelopment plans submitted
A detailed planning application has been submitted to Barnet Council for a £1.4 billion regeneration of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions
– Southampton university welcome sign ‘not a precedent’
– Acoustic report does not cover nursery’s ‘peak noise events’
– Dudley pub will make way for convenience store after High Court ruling
– Flats approved in Plymouth despite parking concerns
– Harm has edge over benefits of service station and 60-room hotel
– And more appeal decisions
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round up of planning news
– 140-room hotel approved in Oxford
– Commercial Ebbsfleet scheme approved
– Heritage mill redevelopment green-lit in Stroud
– Welborne Garden Village ecology consultancy appointed
– 65-homes approved in South Devon
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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