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Planning news – 12 July 2018

by on July 13, 2018

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MPs: Mineral planning authorities best placed to decide fracking applications
A group of MPs have cautioned against government proposals to bring fracking applications under the remit of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime, instead concluding that mineral planning authorities are best placed to decide such applications.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New HS2 ECML depot to be built in Leeds
Following a public consultation, transport secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed that the new HS2 rolling stock depot will be constructed in the east of Leeds, driving forward local regeneration and creating up to 125 skilled jobs.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Homes England details 12-month development plans
Homes England has set out plans that aim to bring forward more than 1,250 hectares of development opportunities across 221 sites over the next 12 months.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

£420m to be invested in smart construction
Business and energy secretary Greg Clark today (5 July) announced a partnership between the government and the construction industry that includes a £420 million investment in ‘bytes and mortar smart construction’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Town deal struck for Greater Grimsby
The government has announced that a £67 million Stage 1 Town Deal has been agreed with Greater Grimsby, which could deliver almost 10,000 new homes in the area.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • Business secretary announces £200m nuclear sector deal
  • Wind generates a fifth of UK’s electricity
  • Meadowbank sports centre approved
  • PINS accepts Wylfa Newydd application for examination
  • Finalists selected to develop Ebbsfleet healthy city
  • And more stories…
    The Planner


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