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Planning news – 30 November 2017

by on December 1, 2017

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£300m for community housing
Housing minister Alok Sharma has announced £300 million for the Community Housing Fund, initially announced in the 2016 Spring Budget by then chancellor George Osborne.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

London Plan: Khan lays out his proposals for fracking, cycling, the green belt and pubs
In advance of publishing his draft London Plan, the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has announced his plans to protect pubs and the green belt, cut down on takeaways near schools and improve green infrastructure in the city.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Industrial Strategy includes £170m for construction sector
Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has launched a white paper that aims to boost Britain’s productivity performance and embrace technological change.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Bristol University submits plans for £300 million campus
Bristol University has submitted an outline planning application for a £300 million campus next to the city’s Temple Meads railway station.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Planning Inspectorate warns councils about ‘jumping to conclusions’
The Planning Inspectorate has cautioned two local authorities not to ‘jump to conclusions’ while it examines their local plans.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.

  • BPF submits real estate Sector Deal proposal
  • GVA and PRSim advise on Scottish rental income guarantee scheme
  • Digital Retail Innovation centre set to open in Gloucester
  • Digby Jones: Housing and infrastructure key to UK productivity
  • Construction of A5 Western Transport Corridor set to begin
  • Draft Caterham masterplan consultation begins
    Martin Read, The Planner

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