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Planning news – 21 June 2018

by on June 22, 2018

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Council challenges inspectorate’s decision for 350 homes
South Gloucestershire Council has announced that it will challenge a planning inspector’s decision to approve 350 homes in Thornbury.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government considering 41 new marine protections
Environment secretary Michael Gove has set out plans to create 41 new Marine Conservation Zones across the UK, totalling nearly 12,000 square kilometres of marine habitats.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Illegal HGV business owner pleads guilty to planning breaches
A landowner and a business owner have pleaded guilty to breaching planning regulations for running a vehicle sales business from a Leicestershire farm without permission.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Councils soon won’t be able to replace homes sold under Right to Buy, research claims
The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the ability of English councils to replace homes sold under Right to Buy ‘will all but be eliminated within five years’, unless the scheme undergoes major reform.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£30m government funding to help rough sleepers
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has announced that £30 million worth of funding will be shared between councils across England as they look to help people living on the streets into accommodation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • Council appoints firm for city centre development
  • Khan launches construction academy
  • Similar challenges facing England and Ireland
  • Rental scheme approved in Corby
  • Yorkshire tourist plans green-lit
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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