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Planning news – 3 August 2017

by on August 4, 2017

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Council reviews planning decisions owing to wrong air quality data
Errors made in monitoring air quality by Cheshire East Council have affected planning applications across the area, so the council is now reviewing whether mitigation measures are required.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government frees up £54m to release land for housing
The government has launched a £54 million package that aims to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Chief planner writes to officers about counter-terrorism role
Steve Quartermain CBE has written to local authority planners across England reminding them of the important role the planning system has in counter-terrorism and crime prevention.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Consultation on assessing local housing need delayed
The Department for Communities and Local Government has confirmed the consultation on assessing local housing need has been delayed until Parliament returns in September.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning appeals round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions.
– Javid backs custom-built homes plan in Wiltshire
– Javid rejects Buckinghamshire green belt housing scheme
– HMO use after Article 4 direction ‘was not a wilful breach’ of planning law
– Inspector approves Hartlepool wind turbine
– Javid overrules inspector to block 760 homes in Berkshire
– And more stories…
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round up of planning news.
– Maldon local plan approved
– Burnham announces grants from homelessness fund
– Regeneration scheme in London approved
– London Fields to get new bar-restaurant
– London Resort to submit DCO in spring 2018
– Southampton uni sports building approved
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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