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Planning news – 1 June 2017

by on June 2, 2017

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Exploratory shale gas drilling approved in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Council has granted planning permission to two separate applications to drill exploratory shale gas wells.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

English new-build starts on the rise
New-build home starts in England rose by three per cent in the last quarter to 43,170 in the latest quarter to 31 March, compared with the previous three months.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Consultation for proposed sustainable drainage regime in Wales
The Welsh Government has begun formal consultations on its proposed mandatory regime for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) for new developments.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Three-quarters of electricity from renewables by 2030
At least 75 per cent of the UK’s electricity should come from renewable sources by 2030, says the author of a new report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions
– Location ‘not automatically impractical’ after landslide that cut off utilities
– Permanent toilet block for charity events ‘inappropriate’
– ‘No public benefit’ from altering Arts & Crafts home’s original design
– Loft conversion would harm ‘group value’ of listed terrace
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round up of planning news
– Council decides to not determine retrospective planning application
– Calls for land north of Oxford to be saved from homes
– HS2 likely to create polarisation of high-skill jobs in London, says LSE
– Stanningley: Mixed response to new housing plans
– Starter homes to be built on former Stoke-on-Trent school sites
– Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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