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Planning news – 19 October 2017

by on October 20, 2017

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Digital tool launched to pinpoint development land potential
A digital tool has been launched to show the potential for bringing together land, planning and housing data from different government agencies in one place.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Downing Street summit hears May’s pledge to boost house building
Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to take ‘personal ownership’ of the drive to speed up housing development and urged sector leaders to play their part at a Downing Street summit yesterday.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Network Rail releases sites for housing
Network Rail has launched the first of its planned series of new ‘multi-site land packages’ as well as a range of new measures to improve its work with developers.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Stansted revises expansion plans after consulting residents
Stansted Airport has revised its plans for growth and will not seek to increase the number of flights it operates.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions.
– 423 homes allowed in local gap under paragraph 14
– Inspector dismisses ministerial statement on affordable housing
– Lake District home refused following World Heritage Site designation
– Refurbishing waterlogged garden vaults would harm grade II* listed home
– Javid backs Cheshire East Council by refusing 900 homes
– And more appeal stories…
The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.
– Crown Estate sells land to house builders
– Vauxhall student scheme approved
– Students to design Liverpool cultural building
– Contributions sought for Worcestershire minerals plan
– Mega-battery plant launches
– Council supports empty homes campaign
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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