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Planning news – 7 December 2017

by on December 8, 2017

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New online tool judges sustainability of proposals
A ‘scorecard’ enabling planners to assess the sustainability of proposed developments has been launched by the Sustainable Development Commission and Iceni Projects.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Compulsory purchase orders fall sharply but remain successful
Submissions of planning compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) fell sharply last year although their success rates remain high, according to latest research.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Clark closes fracking consent loophole
The government has closed a loophole in the consent regime for fracking.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Nearly half of housebuilders are ‘serial appealers’
Confidence in the planning system is plummeting amid a culture of ‘planning by appeal’, according to a poll of housebuilders.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Adonis launches drive for young professionals panel
The UK’s up-and-coming planners, designers, architects and engineers are being encouraged to give their views on meeting the country’s future infrastructure needs.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • New body needed to involve public in infrastructure
  • Government urged to let all councils borrow to build
  • Vacant Bristol waterfront plot to be developed
  • 33,000 people sign up to Right to Build
  • Two extra stories for Battersea development
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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