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Planning news – 26 July 2018

by on July 27, 2018

Government publishes revised NPPF
The much-anticipated revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has finally been published with an increased emphasis on high-quality design. This page continues to evolve as response to the document comes in.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Government kicks off consultation on shale gas development
The government has launched a consultation on proposed planning reforms for exploratory shale gas development in England.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

RTPI says new NPPF will put planners under ‘significant pressure’
Local authority leaders and senior managers must now recognise the ‘significant pressure’ facing planning teams as a result of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Huw Morris, The Planner

New noise and soundscape planning guidance promised in Wales
The Welsh Government has promised more planning guidance on air and soundscape quality as it started consulting on its latest noise action plan.
Roger Milne, The Planner

More than 1,000 affordable homes approved in Brent
Brent Council’s planning committee has approved an application to redevelop an industrial estate in Alperton, which includes 2,900 homes – 1,015 of which have been designated as affordable.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news:

  • Hills joins Labour Party policy committee
  • Portsmouth uni’s sports facility approved
  • Coalville homes approved
  • Joint venture signed for regeneration of Barnstaple building
  • Transport consulting firm in brand change
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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