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Planning news – 12 October 2017

by on October 13, 2017

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Development approved after mayor doubles affordable housing
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved a new residential development in Mill Hill, North London, after he stepped in to double the level of affordable housing.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Silvertown Tunnel decision delayed
Transport minister Paul Maynard has announced that a decision on development consent order (DCO) to build a road under the River Thames in East London has been delayed by one month.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Builders pledge to recruit and train workforce
A Skills Pledge has been launched by the Home Building Skills Partnership to recruit and train more people to tackle the continuing skills shortage.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh Budget backs affordable homes push
Finance secretary Mark Drakeford has unveiled a draft budget for Wales covering the period 2018-19, which confirms the release of £340 million to support the building of 20,000 affordable homes.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round up of appeal decisions.
– Short-term let refused in light of Kensington housing shortage
– AONB cottage rebuild will be three times bigger than local size guidelines
– Affordable housing requirement halved after developer’s High Court challenge
– Traveller pitches approved despite government ‘adjustment’ to NPPF
– Council drops objection to 80-home scheme in light of Supreme Court ruling
– And more stories…
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.
– £1.8m homelessness action plan in Greater Manchester
– Countryside to deliver Hoxton regeneration scheme
– Fareham bids £10m housing grant
– 245 homes approved next to Crossrail
– Planning consultancy appointed by Cabinet Office
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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