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Planning News – 23 August 2018

by on August 24, 2018

Bidding opens for garden community development support
Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced a new programme of garden communities, inviting garden town and village developers to bid for additional government support for projects.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Major consultations on regeneration and transport launched in Manchester
Two large-scale consultations have been launched in Greater Manchester setting out a gateway regeneration plan and the future of transport in the city centre.
Huw Morris, The Planner

North West tops ‘Help to Buy’ completions
New statistics suggest that the highest proportion of property completions under the Help to Buy: ISA scheme was in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, and the West Midlands.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

High Court throws out bid to overturn Ashford planning breach injunction
Ashford Borough Council has seen off a bid to overturn a High Court injunction against a group that had unlawfully created a mobile home site.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Reaction: Social housing green paper ‘doesn’t commit a penny’
In response to the government’s long-awaited social housing green paper, the social housing sector and interested professionals have welcomed the proposals but, overall, say it doesn’t go far enough.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • Inverness Campus centre plans revised
  • NPPF changes hit Fareham hard, says councillor
  • Wellness centre gets the go-ahead
  • Carter Jonas sells residential development opportunity in Buckinghamshire
  • Woolwich approves phase one plans for £31m creative district
  • And more stories…
    The Planner

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