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Planning news – 14 December 2017

by on December 15, 2017

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LGA says councils are hampered by planning fee increase delay
By the end of this financial year, local authorities will miss out on an extra £70 million if the government does not bring forward long-awaited measures to increase planning fees, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Dover AONB homes stopped by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Court of Appeal against plans to build 521 homes in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Brownfield registers don’t consider small sites – CPRE
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has said brownfield land registers are failing to record the small plots that could deliver an extra 188,734 homes across the country.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Khan accused of wasting land for 27,000 homes
Hundreds of hectares of mostly vacant land designated in Housing Zones will be neglected for housing as a result of new regulations in Mayor of London’s Sadiq Khan’s London Plan, says London Assembly member Andrew Boff.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

City council consults on spatial strategy for Welsh capital
Cardiff City Council has begun consulting on an economic blueprint for the capital that includes a spatial strategy designed to concentrate investment in specific areas.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Hampshire hotel approved
  • Development site sold in South Derbyshire
  • Iconic York factory to be converted into homes
  • Search on for design ideas for Old Street
  • Cash boost for Welborne Garden Village
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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