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Planning news – 2 August 2018

by on August 3, 2018

Brokenshire tells Khan London plan will be examined against previous NPPF
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has announced that the draft London Plan will be examined against the previous National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) so that the Mayor of London can ‘continue to progress’ the plan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Perry gives green light to fracking at controversial Lancashire site
Shale gas company Cuadrilla is expected to start fracking at a well in Lancashire in the next few weeks after a minister rubber-stamped its application.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Plans for second phase of Oxford-to-Cambridge rail link submitted
Network Rail has submitted plans to transport secretary Chris Grayling for the construction of phase 2 of a project to build a rail line between Oxford and Cambridge.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Review calls for evidence on planning appeal inquiries
The government is calling for evidence for an ‘end-to-end’ review of planning appeal inquiries.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Planning has ‘matter of life and death’ role in adapting to heatwaves
Local spatial plans and urban development must be at the forefront of adapting to soaring temperatures as “a matter of life and death” in the next 20 years, according to an influential group of MPs.
Huw Morris, The Planner

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

  • Costal path open in North East
  • Housebuilder buys Leicestershire site with planning
  • Homes application for Bilston submitted
  • 23-home plan submitted to south-west council
  • Developer secures land in West Lothian for 1,900 homes
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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