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Planning News – 16 August 2018

by on August 17, 2018

Campaigners challenge Heathrow NPS in the High Court
Friends of the Earth has launched a legal challenge against the government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow Airport, claiming it is unlawful because it fails to address the UK’s climate change obligations.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Councils urged to use planning powers to press forward on housebuilding
The body representing councils is signalling an end to polarised arguments about housing development that blames slow building rates on planning authorities or developers land banking.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Government advisers call for small reactors on existing nuclear sites
Existing nuclear sites should be used for a new wave of small reactors to avoid problems in the planning system, say government advisers.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Ministers ponder new role for planning in boosting social value
Ministers are considering extending legislation promoting social value to planning, regeneration and community asset transfers under a new strategy.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Architect studio proposes Grenfell memorial
A London-based architectural studio is proposing to encase Grenfell Tower in black concrete as a memorial to the 72 victims of the disaster.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Jones voted as next RIBA president after election controversy
Alan Jones has been elected as the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects following an inflammatory election in which one candidate was issued with a ‘cease and desist’ letter by the organisation.
Huw Morris, The Planner

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