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Planning news – 26 October 2017

by on October 27, 2017

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Government think tank demands review of London planning
London’s planning system needs radical reforms to significantly reduce bias against development, according to a think tank.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Funding awarded to improve local roads and unlock housing
A total of £244 million has been awarded to 76 projects across England to improve local roads and public transport as well as supporting housing development.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Demolition of Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre moves forward
The demolition of Scarborough’s iconic Futurist Theatre has moved a step closer after the local authority approved plans.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Report suggests housebuilders’ land banks are ‘reasonable’
Housebuilders’ land banks are ‘reasonable’ and it is ‘too simplistic’ to say they are not pulling their weight, says the author of a new report .
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of appeal decisions.
– Urgent personal circumstances justify green belt traveller site
– Subterranean ‘eco-home’ would be ‘too isolated’
– 300 homes refused 20m from sustainable location
– Council must pay costs for favouring emerging local plan over national policy
– 60m limestone bridge approved for Bristol protected parkland
– And more stories…
Matt Moody, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news
– Chester University unveils plans for £40m medical school
– Funding awarded to improve local roads
– Flow test for oil application submitted in Sussex
– £35 million to be reinvested into the railway
– London council says no to ‘super-home’ conversions
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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