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Planning news – 1 March 2018

by on March 2, 2018

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Raab announces cash to speed up planning decisions
Housing minister Dominic Raab has announced that £15.8 million will go towards speeding up planning decisions to help to deliver new homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Construction growth sees a slowdown in January
The value of construction contracts awarded in January 2018 was £5.4 billion, 10.6 per cent lower compared with a year earlier.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

HS2 Ltd has appointed property and infrastructure group Lendlease as the master development partner (MDP) for the development of London Euston station
The company will work with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Borough of Camden to develop a masterplan for the 54-hectare site, taking forward opportunities for mixed-use development following the completion of station works for HS2.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Metro mayors call for government housing support
England’s metro mayors have come together to call on the government for further investment and devolution for each of their city-regions.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£40m coastal fund open for bids
A fund for transforming coastal communities in the UK has opened for a fifth round of applications, says coastal communities minister Jake Berry.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • Carillion contracts reappointed
  • Lichfield parish council submits neighbourhood plan
  • Barton Willmore to manage Stornoway projects
  • Midlands consultancy wins Telford construction contract
  • Galliford Try Partnerships starts work on £14m Princess Road apartments
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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