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Planning news – 8 February 2018

by on February 9, 2018

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Quartermain: Revised NPPF to be published in draft in spring
A letter to England’s local authorities from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) chief planner states that the government intends to publish a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) before Easter.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Javid proposes extending upwards in cities
Housing secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that the government supports the creation of a new generation of town houses in cities in an attempt to ease pressure on ‘valuable’ open spaces and to help growing families.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Khan publishes guide to estate regeneration
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has proposed that mandatory balloting of residents living in estates where demolition is planned should take place if he is to provide funding for the development.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Parliamentary committee launches fracking guidance inquiry
The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) has announced that it will examine whether local authority guidance on fracking applications needs to be updated or improved.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

TfL seeking partner for East London site
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced proposals to transform the Limmo Peninsula, East London, into a neighbourhood with 1,500 homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Ombudsman Services withdraws from property sector
  • Worcestershire planning policy consultation
  • Development for London fire station approved
  • Residential development green-lit in Aldridge
  • Plans for over 200 apartments submitted in Salford Quays
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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