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Planning news – 7 September 2017

by on September 8, 2017

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Khan plans to buy land for housing with £250m
An initial £250 million has been earmarked by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to buy and prepare land for new and affordable homes in his draft Housing Strategy.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Call for community land trusts to be exempt from leasehold reforms
A housing charity says the government’s proposed reforms for leasehold would become a ‘stranglehold’ for community-led housing providers that could jeopardise thousands of new homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

City-regions could make better places using tech, says RTPI
New technology could help city-regions and combined authorities tackle ‘complex’ economic, social and environmental challenges by enabling strategic planning to be done more effectively, the RTPI has said.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Housebuilding in capital falls – research
Research by the Housing & Finance Institute has suggested a fall in the number of homes being built in London, but more being built in the Home Counties.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of planning appeals

  • Inspector cites Javid on green belt boundary ruling
  • Townhouse restoration outweighs loss of housing despite marginal supply
  • ‘Unquantified need’ for 2,400-space Manchester Airport car park
  • Two more homes for permitted scheme would harm green belt
  • Kent solar farm opposed by MP is refused permission
  • And more appeals…

Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • WCMA proposes housing action plan
  • Westminster refuses scheme with no affordable housing
  • Khan wants to increase tax on empty properties
  • Leisure scheme in Haverfordwest approved
  • Council launches planning compliance service
  • And more stories…

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