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Planning news – 5 April 2018

by on April 6, 2018

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Historic farm buildings receive a £2m grant
A £2 million grant scheme is being rolled out this year in five national parks, offering funding for land managers to restore their historic farm buildings, the government has announced.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Government failing rural communities, say Lords
There has been a ‘consistent failure, over a number of years, to prioritise the ‘rural affairs’ element of the remit of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra), according to a report by the Lords Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lambeth estate regeneration projects receive green light
The London Borough of Lambeth has given the go-ahead for two estate regeneration projects creating more than 354 new and replacement homes in the borough.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

High Court success for Wirral hotelier
Thornton Hall Hotel has won a High Court case against Wirral Council and Thornton Holdings that sees planning permission for a marquee development in the green belt quashed.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Bus station deal unlocks key Cardiff development site
A new deal for Cardiff’s bus station site has been agreed between the city council, developer Rightacres Property Ltd and the Welsh Government.
Roger Milne, The Planner

New build starts up year on year, suggest government statistics
In the year to December 2017, annual new-build starts totalled 162,180, up 5 per cent when compared with the year to December 2016, according to the latest government statistics.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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