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Planning news – 14 June 2018

by on June 15, 2018

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Raab announces development corporation powers for councils
Housing minister Dominic Raab has launched new powers for councils that will see them able to seek government approval to establish a New Town Development Corporation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

UCO and GPDO consolidation looms
The Welsh Government has begun consultation on the potential consolidation of the Use Classes Order (UCO) and General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) regimes as well as changes to both.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Cabinet approves third runway plan for Heathrow
The government’s economic subcommittee has backed plans for a third runway at London Heathrow Airport. Plans were then approved by Prime Minister Theresa May’s full cabinet.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

DCO application submitted for Wulfa Newydd
Horizon Nuclear Power has submitted a Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for its nuclear power station project Wylfa Newydd.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Loss of green areas increases by 58 per cent, CPRE says
Analysis by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has suggested that the amount of farmland, forests, gardens and greenfield land lost to housing development each year has increased by 58 per cent.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news:

  • Affordable homes plan submitted in Lewisham
  • Designer appointed for Stirling Station redevelopment
  • Chair appointed to OPDC review group
  • Designer appointed for Stirling Station redevelopment
  • Firms seek Build to Rent investment
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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