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Planning news – 31 May 2018

by on June 1, 2018

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Planning authorities should consult fire & rescue services when considering applications, says Hackitt
Local planning authorities should consult with a newly created body on high-risk residential buildings (HRRB) to ensure that in the event of a fire, the building is accessible to rescue services.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Shale gas development is of ‘national importance’
The housing and energy secretaries have issued a joint statement declaring that the development of shale gas is of ‘national importance’ and that mineral plans should not place restrictions on its extraction.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Redevelopment of former Leicestershire colliery green-lit
North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) planning committee has approved an application to redevelop the former Snibston colliery site on Ashby Road in Coalville.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

West Midlands’ mayor to address skills and housing problem
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, has detailed two initiatives to help build more homes on derelict brownfield land and fill the region’s growing construction skills gap.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

High Court supports Khan’s affordable housing threshold approach
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s threshold approach to delivering affordable housing in the capital, a decision welcomed by the mayor’s office.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Fund launched to restore coastal landmarks
  • Plans for Woking development revealed
  • TfL makes urbanism panel appointment
  • Partnership announced for Reading rental development
  • Wolverhampton offices approved
  • Call for sites in Worcestershire
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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