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Planning news – 23 November 2017

by on November 24, 2017

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Celebrated landscapes under pressure from housing development
The number of homes built in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has increased by 82 per cent in the past five years despite government commitments to maintain their protected status.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Javid threatens intervention in 15 councils for local plan failure
Fifteen local authorities have been served notice of government intervention after missing deadlines and failing to make progress in producing a local plan.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Government adviser urges new focus on modular housing
The government must focus on modular housing and put more energy into encouraging offsite manufacturing or risk making the construction skills crisis worse, says a government adviser.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Pilot scheme calls for special powers to stop utilities delaying housebuilding
The government must introduce measures to stop utility companies delaying housebuilding, according to the conclusions of a major pilot scheme.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Businesses lambast planning system’s performance
Businesses are facing increasing problems engaging with the planning system to find land and premises, with the drive for housing coming at the expense of employment.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Transport for the North to get more powers
  • Call to reform local government to resolve devolution deadlock
  • Adonis unveils plans to create ‘brain belt’ powerhouse
  • Welsh housing associations urge review of affordable policy
  • Housing developers urged to engage ‘silent majority’ via social media
  • UPS set for major expansion at East Midlands Airport
    Huw Morris, The Planner

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