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Planning news – 22 February 2018

by on February 23, 2018

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Backlog of more than 400,000 homes with permission, says LGA
According to research by the Local Government Association (LGA), there are more than 450,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built in England and Wales.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Khan gives green light to factory-built scheme
The Mayor of London has approved plans for a 21-storey residential building in Croydon that will be constructed off-site in a factory.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Birmingham to build 1,000 homes in Commonwealth Games village
Birmingham City Council has announced plans to build around 1,000 homes to accommodate up to 6,500 competitors and officials for when it hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: Government is too slow in making infrastructure decisions
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has said the government is ‘slow in taking decisive action’ to address the UK’s infrastructure needs, as it calls for a parliamentary vote on a third Heathrow runway ‘no later than this summer’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Vacant land tax proposed in Wales
The Welsh Government has announced that it will proceed with plans to impose a tax on landowners who fail to develop sites that are ripe for development.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • 174-home scheme in Bolton submitted
  • Consultation launched on housing ombudsman
  • Green light for 140 Skipton homes
  • Waterside complex approved in Birmingham
  • CPO powers approved to unlock Birmingham development
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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