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Planning news – 13 July 2017

by on July 14, 2017

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Parliamentarians warn of Brexit disaster for homes and infrastructure
Brexit could prove disastrous for delivering new homes and infrastructure unless the construction industry can draw on EU workers while training the UK’s domestic workforce, MPs have claimed.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Third of permissions not built, claims Shelter
Over the last five years, housebuilders have failed to build more than 320,000 homes that they have permission for, research by charity Shelter has suggested.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Uncertain future for capital’s green spaces
Limited funds have left London’s parks and green spaces facing an uncertain future, a report by a London Assembly committee has said.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cluster of strategic hubs proposed to boost South Wales Valleys
The creation of strategic hubs in six areas in the South Wales Valleys will be at the centre of a new plan to deliver economic change in the area, lifelong learning and Welsh language minister Alun Davies has announced.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Appeal round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions.

  • ‘Transfer of permission’ for worker’s home at educational farm refused
  • ‘Pressing need’ justifies 140-home plan in rural Cambridgeshire
  • Loss of pub would leave Essex neighbourhood with ‘noticeable void’
  • Supermarket plan would not sap vitality of Somerset village
  • Visual impact assessment ‘underplayed’ harm to Derbyshire landscape
  • And more decisions…

Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.

  • Tony Crook CBE to take over as deputy chairman at the CIC
  • Neighbourhood plan for Lichfield city
  • Dora House redevelopment approved
  • Approval of affordable homes up in Scotland
  • Training sessions for community-led housing
  • Plans revealed for Cwmbran

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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