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Planning news – 11 January 2018

by on January 12, 2018

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Date set for 20 per cent planning fee increase
A letter from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s chief planner reveals that a 20 per cent increase in planning fees will come into effect on 17 January.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Khan approves £1.4bn regeneration plans for Croydon
The Mayor of London has green-lit Croydon Partnership’s plans to revamp the Whitgift shopping centre, which will see more than 500,000 square metres of new shops and restaurants established.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Revamped Newport Docks scheme will delay M4 project
Major new proposals for a £136 million revamp of Newport Docks as part of the building of the M4 relief road have been unveiled by transport and economy secretary Ken Skates.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Road upgrades will lead to new homes
The government has announced that £67 million worth of road improvements that will create more than 4,300 jobs and more than 1,700 homes for people in England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Northern Forest to be created
The Woodland Trust and the Community Forests has received government support for its plans to create a Northern Forest comprising more than 50 million trees over 25 years.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news
– Government rebrands DCLG
– Council makes affordable housing key for Holloway Prison site
– Humber flood scheme progresses
– Lichfield consults on local plan
– Lincolnshire water tower restored
– And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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