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Planning news – 22 June 2017

by on June 23, 2017

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Residential approvals up nine per cent in Jan-March 2017
In England, the number of residential planning approvals increased by nine per cent during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, to 12,300; according to latest government statistics.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Councils can apply for heritage zone status
Councils, local organisations and groups in England can now apply for Heritage Action Zone status to make areas more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: Planning system fails to support industrial strategy
The government’s industrial strategy aims to address the country’s long-term economic challenges, but the strategy could be stifled by the planning system.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Burnham releases £21m to make Manchester greener
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has designated £21 million for a European Regional Development fund as part of his plans to make it a world-leading green city-region.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Merseyside logistics hub green-lit
St Helens Council has approved plans for a £150 million logistics hub on land close to Haydock Industrial Estate.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • 165 homes approved in Derbyshire
  • Scottish Housing Regulator gets new chair
  • £35m Salford plans published
  • Sargeant writes about housing pact
  • Granton Waterfront application submitted
  • Matlock site sold to house builder

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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