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Planning news – 5 October 2017

by on October 6, 2017

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May commits £2bn extra to affordable housing
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the government will spend an additional £2 billion on affordable housing, as she commits to renewing the British dream of owning a home.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Garden towns get cash boost
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced a £2.5 million cash injection in an attempt to speed up the delivery of more than 155,000 new homes in proposed garden towns across England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

HBF: Help to Buy has driven record rise in planning permissions
A report produced by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) in association with construction market analyst Glenigan has suggested that the Help to Buy scheme is having a significant impact on the housing market.
Martin Read, The Planner

Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru agree infrastructure investments
The Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru have agreed a two-year budget worth £210 million, which will see money go towards a third Menai bridge crossing.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions.
– 142 homes allowed on industrial estate in light of fallback scheme
– Roof terrace approved for grade I listed Westminster building
– Innovative ‘paragraph 55’ home refused in national park
– 85-home scheme would harm setting of Harper Adams University
– Mixed-use scheme refused on historic Dunblane battleground
– And more decisions…
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.
– Public realm study for Oxford
– Birmingham skyscraper application submitted
– Tunbridge Wells bus depot to be transformed
– Affordable home scheme approved in Dunstable
– Javid announces £10bn for Help to Buy
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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