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Planning news – 22 March 2018

by on March 23, 2018

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Raab announces changes for permitted rural development
Housing minister Dominic Raab has announced changes to permitted development rights that mean up to five houses can be created from existing agricultural buildings on a farm, rather than the current maximum of three.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Updated guidance for applications affecting playing fields
Sport England has updated its policy and guidance on planning applications that affect playing fields, with the goal of protecting and enhancing the opportunities for people to take part in sport and activity.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government offers free advice on neighbourhood planning
Housing minister Dominic Raab has announced that communities across England will be able to get free access to expert advice and guidance to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

£1.6bn regeneration of Clapham Park approved
The London Borough of Lambeth’s planning committee has approved developer Metropolitan’s £1.6 billion plans for more than 2,500 new homes and community facilities at Clapham Park, South London.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Full steam ahead as government backs HS2 extension plans to Stoke-on-Trent
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced that a high-speed rail service (HS2) to Stoke-on-Trent has been backed by the government.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • Office building approved in Cambridge
  • Fife sites to support Heathrow expansion
  • Tibbalds CampbellReith appointed for regeneration planning
  • £5.5m funding for development on Glaswegian site
  • Barristers announced as Northern Powerhouse Partner
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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