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Planning news – 31 August 2017

by on September 1, 2017

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Khan announces first 100 per cent affordable housing site
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that a former industrial site in Walthamstow has been released for development with 100 per cent affordable homes for first-time buyers.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

HS2 looks for construction firms to build London stations
HS2 Ltd has begun searching for the companies that will transform London Euston station and build a new transport hub at Old Oak Common ready for the high-speed rail line.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Whole Estate Plan endorsed in South Downs
The South Downs National Park Authority has endorsed Wiston Estate’s Whole Estate Plan, which proposes to create tranquility zones and regenerate a quarry into a sustainable tourism base.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Public confidence in new-builds falls, says the LGA
If the current rate of housebuilding and replacement continues, the average new home in England will have to last for 2,000 years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

756-home Manchester development approved despite no affordable housing
Manchester City Council has approved developer’s plans by Far East Consortium (FEC) and The Co-op for a £200 million, 756-home development in the city.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • Seven storey installation approved in Bristol
  • Housing construction values positive, says Barbour ABI
  • Greenwich delivers 786 affordable homes
  • Construction begins on Lanarkshire council houses
  • £11m for cleaner buses

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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