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Planning news – 10 August 2018

by on August 10, 2018

‘Strategic shrinking’ of green belt as harmful as building on it, says CPRE
Reviewing green belt boundaries as part of the local plan process should only take place in exceptional circumstances – but this ‘strategic shrinking’ of the green belt is as ‘harmful’ as building on it, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Thomas White Oxford submits planning application for Oxford North
Planning and architectural consultancy Thomas White Oxford has submitted a planning application to Oxford City Council, on behalf of St John’s College, to transform an area in north Oxford into a sustainable business community.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Barton Willmore submits planning application in Partington
Barton Willmore has submitted a planning application to build 600 homes at a disused National Grid LNG Storage site in Partington, Greater Manchester. The application was submitted to Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council on behalf of Heath Farm LLP and National Grid.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Aggregate sales rise in Q2 following snow, data suggests
Following a poor first quarter, market demand for mineral products in the construction sector rose in the second, according to data from the Mineral Products Association (MPA).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Plans for a greener Manchester agreed
Mayor Andy Burnham and local leaders have agreed on plans to achieve carbon neutrality in Greater Manchester by 2038.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • Shortlist for RTPI research awards announced
  • Tenant Fees Bill must go further, says Khan
  • Amey awarded HS2 contract
  • Grade II Hammersmith redevelopment approved
  • DCO application submitted for West Midlands Interchange
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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