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Planning news – 10 May 2018

by on May 11, 2018

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NPPF consultation deadline looming
There is less than a week to respond to the consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which aims to help the make planning rules fairer, and close the gap between planning permissions granted and homes built out.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

James Brokenshire announced as the new housing secretary
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced James Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, as the new housing secretary as Sajid Javid becomes the new Secretary of State for the Home Department following the resignation of Amber Rudd.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh draft National Development Framework published
Consultation has begun on the first draft of the Welsh Government’s National Development Framework (NDF).
Roger Milne, The Planner

Research: Office-to-residential permitted development is producing poor-quality housing
Research has suggested that office-to-residential conversions under permitted development rules produce a higher number of poor-quality homes than applications that go through the full planning process.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Rival Heathrow expansion scheme published
The Arora Group has revealed its plans for the expansion of Heathrow Airport, as it bids to undertake the development of new terminal buildings.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Port Talbot not UK’s dirtiest town after all
  • Focus should be on delivering communities, conference hears
  • Severn Trent sells land for development
  • Central Bedfordshire submits local plan
  • DfT appoints team to revamp cycling design guidance
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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