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Planning news – 14 September 2017

by on September 15, 2017

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Sharma launches shop for land
Housing and Planning Minister, Alok Sharma, has opened the UK’s first ‘plot shop’ in Bicester.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Green belt shrinks owing to inclusion in eight local plans
The green belt has decreased by 790 hectares because of the adoption by eight local authorities of their local plans, according to Department for Communities and Local Government statistics.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Westminster plans for 1,700 new homes
Westminster City Council has published its plans to build 1,700 new homes in the Church Street area, near Marylebone, as well as to deliver a community hub.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Huge indoor ski slope project mooted for Merthyr Tydfil
Proposals to build one of Europe’s longest indoor ski slopes as part of an ambitious leisure complex and regeneration project in Merthyr Tydfil have surfaced.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of planning appeals.
– 80% increase in footprint will not harm green belt openness
– Further work required on listed chapel conversion plan
– 71-flat extension to five-storey Romford building blocked
– Prefabricated former church hall saved from demolition
– New AONB offices for charity are ‘in the public interest’
– 142 homes approved after council withdraws its evidence at inquiry
– And more appeals…
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.
– Khan refuses New Scotland Yard development
– Taylor Wimpey acquires Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant site
– Regeneration development in Bristol green-lit
– Exeter Gateway phase two approved
– Racetrack approved for Coalisland
– HCA appoints planners for Northstowe
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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