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Planning news – 24 May 2018

by on May 25, 2018

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Planning professionals call for ‘vital’ changes to NPPF
Planning professionals, charities and other organisations involved in planning and delivering sustainable development and infrastructure have written a letter to the government setting out the improvements they believe the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

SOYO scheme in Leeds receives green light
Planning permission has been granted for the first phase of the £300 million SOYO mixed-use scheme in Leeds named New York Square.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Climate change guide for planners launched
The RTPI and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) have produced a guide to help planners and politicians tackle climate change through the strategic use of policy and legislation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

British Land and Southwark Council set to develop Canada Water
Southwark Council has entered into a master development agreement with British Land to deliver 3,000 new homes to Canada Water, 35 per cent of which would be affordable.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Social enterprise scheme places planners in local government
The first group of planners taking part in a pioneering programme to boost the capacity of planning departments has been selected.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • RTPI research awards nominations deadline approaching
  • Khan buys hospital site
  • Application submitted for mixed-use development in Nottingham
  • Edinburgh council confirms Meadowbank hearing dates
  • Government support required for carbon-free housing
  • And more stories
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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