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Planning news – 28 June 2018

by on June 29, 2018

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Brokenshire announces combustible cladding consultation
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has announced a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings, which is set to end on 14 August 2018.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

HS2 plans to build a green corridor alongside railway
HS2 Ltd has announced its plans to deliver a green corridor comprising new wildlife habitats, native woodlands and community landscapes alongside the High Speed 2 route.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

North Essex garden communities plans require ‘significant work’
An inspector has found the strategic plan for three garden communities in North Essex not sound – but stressed this was not a rejection of plans to deliver three new settlements.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lack of housing type variety driving slow build-out rate, says Letwin
A review of housebuilding in England has found a number of reasons for a slow build-out rate of developments, including that developers releasing a limited number of homes for sale at any one time slows down the current system.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Burnham concerned by Heathrow expansion plans
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has asked Prime Minister Theresa May for a guarantee that the Heathrow expansion will not reduce or delay transport investment in the north of England.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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

  • Telecommunications masts approved in national park
  • Go-ahead for three West London schemes
  • Land for housing sold in the Midlands
  • Seafront development unveiled on South East coast
  • North West Leicestershire to consider green space protection
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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