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Planning news – 12 April 2018

by on April 13, 2018

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Councils and developers ‘must’ work together to improve housing quality
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched two new resources that aim to help developers and local authorities boost housing standards and improve social value outcomes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Land reform could save ‘billions’ for councils building homes, says think tank
Reform of the land market could reduce the upfront cost of an affordable housebuilding programme by more than a third, according to cross-party think tank Civitas.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Probe into blaze at former Denbigh asylum suggested for conversion to homes and hotels
North Wales Police, North Wales Fire Rescue Service and Denbighshire County Council have launched a joint investigation following a massive blaze at a listed former Victorian asylum at Denbigh, which is at the centre of competing redevelopment proposals.
Roger Milne, The Planner

600 homes approved in Shropshire
Shropshire Council’s North planning committee has approved a development comprising up to 600 homes on land north of Shrewsbury Road in Oswestry.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Raab announces review of unauthorised caravan sites law
Housing minister Dominic Raab has announced that the government will review the law and powers that deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • 1,000 homes approved for Greater Manchester
  • Development site in Leicestershire purchased
  • £86m for Fife council homes
  • Acorn to build in Duporth
  • WSP to work on Quorn manufacturer project
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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