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Planning News – 28 September 2017

by on September 29, 2017

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Sharma announces compulsory purchase reform
Housing and planning minister Alok Sharma has announced a new package of measures that aim to ‘simplify and speed up’ the compulsory purchase process.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation adds 600 homes
Nearly 600 homes and a primary school have been approved as part of the development of Ebbsfleet Garden City.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Welsh economic strategy stresses importance of planning
The Welsh Government has published a new economic and growth blueprint that stresses the importance of planning.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Grayling outlines plans for TransPennine digital railway
The government is developing plans for the UK’s first digital intercity railway in the North as part of a £13 billion package for improving journeys in the region.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round up of appeal decisions.
– 77-flat tower block allowed despite conservation area harm
– Council must pay costs for unreasonably refusing 285-home scheme
– Javid blocks 50% affordable scheme to protect conservation area
– Room with ‘sleeping deck’ in loft space is ‘not a studio flat’
– 233 student flats allowed near Canterbury World Heritage Site
– And more stories…
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round up of planning news.
– Development consultancy partners with London council to deliver homes
– New brick factory in Leicestershire
– Empty office to accommodate 48 homes
– Application submitted for new pool and leisure centre in Hythe
– Small housebuilders urged to be aware of alternative finance
– 2018 RTPI planning awards open for entries
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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