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Planning news – 27 July 2017

by on July 28, 2017

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SME construction growth slows
The small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) section of the construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, but at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to a Federation of Master Builders (FMB) trade survey.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Night czar offers recipe for saving London’s LGBT venues
Planners can take the lead in arresting the decline of London’s LGBT venues and protecting its cultural spaces, according to London’s night czar.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Welsh minister clarifies aspects of mandatory regional planning regime
Cabinet secretary for local government Mark Drakeford has confirmed further details of the promised legislation that will see mandatory regional working between Wales’s 22 councils on issues such as economic development, strategic land use planning and strategic transport.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Mayor publishes 24-hour plans for London
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has outline 10 principles that aim to help the capital ‘become a trailblazing city at night‘ as he pledges to plan for life at night in the same way the city does for the day.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of planning appeals.
– Javid grants housing permission after West Sussex call-in
– Inspector dismisses Swansea concerns over ‘undesirable precedent’
– Javid approves Milton Keynes shopping centre redevelopment
– Inspector orders Enfield to pay costs after unreasonable behaviour
– Javid overturns hybrid scheme for neighbourhood plan conflict
– And more stories…
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.
– Councils launch consultation on Rugeley Power Station site
– London council secures affordable housing
– NHS Property Services secures planning permission
– Government publishes plans for UK aviation
– Grayling backs Crossrail 2
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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