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Planning news – 26 April 2018

by on April 27, 2018

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Call for garden city reference to be reinstated in the NPPF
More than 50 organisations have called on the government to reinstate a reference to garden city principles in the draft National Planning Policy Framework, which is currently out for consultation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

West of England submits joint spatial plan
Four councils have submitted a draft West of England Joint Spatial Plan to housing secretary Sajid Javid.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Application submitted for Wolverhampton urban village
Developer Countryside Properties has submitted a planning application for enabling works at Bilston Urban Village.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Build-to-rent units on the increase, suggests research
The number of build-to-rent homes that are either complete, under construction or in planning in the UK has increased by 30 per cent over the past year, according to the British Property Federation (BPF).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Labour would link housing affordability to income
A Labour government would redefine affordable housing, suspend the Right to Buy scheme and ‘transform’ the planning system so it has a ‘duty’ to deliver affordable housing.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Quartermain round-up for local planners
  • Fareham oppose NPPF housing number increase
  • Second edition of BIM published
  • Council grants lease for development on former Peter Pan site
  • CITB chair announced
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner


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