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Planning News – 29 June 2017

by on June 30, 2017

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Raynsford review aims for ‘fairer’ planning system
A root and branch review of the English planning system aims to see how it can be made ‘fairer, better resourced and capable of tackling the major challenges which confront the nation’.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Government urged to press ahead with infrastructure plans
Lord Adonis and three business organisations have called on the government to progress a number of key infrastructure projects, including a third Heathrow runway, HS3 and flood defence infrastructure.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Help to Buy helps more than 240,000 first-time buyers
At least 240,000 first-time buyers have been able to purchase a home using Help to Buy, according to government statistics.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

TfL must speed up change from landowner to property developer – report
Transport for London (TfL) needs to accelerate its transition from landowner to property developer if it is to meet its ambitious homebuilding targets, a new report by the London Assembly’s housing committee has stressed.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Khan proposes expanding transport network to unlock housing
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has published long-term plans for the capital’s transport network, which includes expanded and more frequent services to help unlock housing developments.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news
– Highlands affordable housing fund
– 170 homes approved in East London
– Lancashire residents oppose Tory fracking plan
– Cornish jail regeneration plans green-lit
– Application submitted for Bristol’s MacArthur’s yard
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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