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Planning news – 6 July 2017

by on July 7, 2017

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£2.3bn housing infrastructure fund launched
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has launched a £2.3 billion fund aimed at unlocking sites for 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Massive increase in homes approved for green belt
A total of 425,000 homes are now due to be built on the green belt, a jump of 54 per cent since March 2016.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Self and custom build homes market on the rise
The UK’s self and custom build housing market has recorded its third consecutive annual rise, according to new research.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Rural areas at risk unless government acts on housing and austerity
Rural areas in England could become ‘enclaves of the affluent’ unless the government tackles the lack of affordable housing and the impact of austerity on local services, a group of national organisation have said.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Grayling launches transport investment plan
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced a long-term strategy for government infrastructure spending in Britain, including money for a major new road network.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • New community proposed on Torfaen brownfield site
  • Plans for Cambridgeshire homes and sports village withdrawn
  • Watchdog savages 401% overspend on late-running tram pilot
  • Green light for south-west Scotland wind farm
  • And more stories…

Huw Morris, The Planner

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