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Planning news – 7 June 2018

by on June 8, 2018

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LGA warns against NPPF changes to housing targets
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government not to implement planned changes to the National Planning Policy Framework that will ‘impose often undeliverable’ housing targets on councils.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Two energy NSIP projects submitted
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has received an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for a gas generation and battery storage project in Yorkshire, and a second application for the Abergelli Power Project.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Merging of two Somerset councils approved
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has signed a Structural Change Order paving the way for Taunton Deane and West Somerset councils to become one unitary authority.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Developers not meeting affordable housing demand, report suggests
A new report has suggested that just 2 per cent of councils in England feel new development in their area meet policy requirements for affordable housing.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Gove launches review of national parks
Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched a review of national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) sites, which will be conducted by writer Julian Glover.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Fresh release date for revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework
  • RTPI challenges apprenticeship body’s assessment plan ruling
  • Responsibilities for English Borderlands Champion set out
  • Air pollution set to hit dangerous levels in Scotland
  • Planning Applications Wales website goes live
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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