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Planning news – 18 January 2018

by on January 19, 2018

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Homes England launches
Housing secretary Sajid Javid has launched national housing agency Homes England, the successor to the Homes and Communities Agency.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Panel to review barriers to building announced
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced who will sit alongside Sir Oliver Letwin to review housing build-out rates.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Agent of change bill for music venues proceeds to second reading
The House of Commons has given its approval to the Planning (Agent of Change) Bill, which would require property developers to take account of pre-existing businesses, such as music venues, before moving forward with a project.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

HS2 contractor Carillion goes into liquidation
Construction firm Carillion has gone into compulsory liquidation after the firm, its lenders, and the government failed to reach a deal to save it.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Fracking firm’s licence extended in West Sussex
West Sussex County Council’s planning committee has approved Cuadrilla’s application to flow test and monitor an existing exploration well at the company’s site at Lower Stumble, Balcombe.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • MHCLG confirms ministerial responsibilities
  • Neighbourhood plan submitted in Lichfield
  • 279 homes approved in Tottenham Hale
  • Acorn to develop Falmouth coastal scheme
  • Melton Mowbray village site sold
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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