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Planning news – 25 January 2018

by on January 26, 2018

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Permitted development rights should be scrapped, argues LGA
Permitted development rights rules are “detrimental” to local communities and should be scrapped, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
Martin Read, The Planner

Parliamentary group established for new towns
A new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been established with the aim of highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges in Britain’s post-war new towns.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Westminster fights loss of office space
Westminster City Council has launched an Article 4 Direction to protect office space as it looks to prevent a continued decline.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lancashire campaigners lose fracking appeal
The Court of Appeal has rejected two challenges from campaigners against fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Javid: Planning system to protect music venues
Housing secretary Sajid Javid has said that developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • MPs launch inquiry into land value capture
  • Kier and Eiffage joint partners on HS2
  • Thames footbridge plans submitted in Hounslow
  • Renewable energy trade body gives evidence to MPs
  • Derby council appoints consultant to deliver retail study
  • Northamptonshire quarry site bought
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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