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Planning news – 17 May 2018

by on May 18, 2018

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Grayling approves Silvertown Tunnel DCO
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has approved a development consent order (DCO) for a road to be built under the River Thames in East London.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

More than half of councils say affordable housing need is ‘severe’
A report published by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has found that 63 per cent of UK councils rate their affordable housing need as severe.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

17 homes in Yorkshire Dales green-lit
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s planning committee has approved full planning permission for 17 homes in West Witton in Richmondshire.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

London’s deputy mayor for transport stands down
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that Val Shawcross CBE is retiring from her role as the deputy mayor for transport. She will be replaced by Heidi Alexander.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Ambitious £50m heritage project mooted for Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil’s Cyfarthfa Castle, its park and the surrounding areas should be developed as an industrial heritage centre of international significance, according to a report published this week by the Design Commission for Wales.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

‘Better coordination’ is vital for the North to prosper
If the north of England is to thrive in a post-Brexit world, growth and investment must be strategically planned across the region, but emerging plans for delivering this need to be better coordinated, the RTPI has said.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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