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Planning news – 3 May 2018

by on May 4, 2018

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Government to invest in modern approaches to housing design
At a conference in London, government ministers have called on the housing industry to deliver well-designed homes, saying the government will invest in modern approaches to design and construction.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Masterplan to prepare Runcorn for HS2
A consortium has been appointed to produce a masterplan and delivery strategy to enable the regeneration of the Runcorn Station Quarter area.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Infrastructure contract value continues to decline – stats
The value of new construction contracts in March saw a monthly increase of 8.7 per cent to £5.3 billion, but the infrastructure contract value recorded a month-on-month decrease.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Redevelopment of Harrogate football stadium approved
Harrogate Borough Council has granted planning approval to proposals that will see a new two-storey clubhouse built at the CNG Stadium on Wetherby Road.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Research: 6,000 fracking wells needed to halve UK gas imports
Research published by Friends of the Earth has suggested that one well would need to be drilled and fracked every for 15 years to produce enough gas to halve the amount imported to the UK.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Plans revealed to convert Aylesham quarry
  • Council approves two neighbourhood plans
  • Countryside to deliver 132 Hackney homes
  • 12,000 join the campaign to The Roundhouse
  • Woolwich Reach scheme approved
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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