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Planning News – 6 September 2018

by on September 7, 2018

Report: Councils not monitoring sustainable drainage
The way in which methods of sustainable drainage are monitored and maintained needs to improve, according to a government report.
Martin Read, The Planner

Build to Rent a key growth area, research suggests
Dwellings built specifically for private rent has been forecast as one of the key areas of growth within the housebuilding industry, according to AMA Research.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Will the revised NPPF deliver?
When it finally came, many wondered what all the fuss had been about.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New buildings in the capital to be carbon zero by 2030
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is one of 19 mayors from countries across the world to have committed to ensuring new buildings in their cities are net zero carbon by 2030.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Study revealing poor quality of office to residential conversions wins RTPI’s top research award
A study that exposes the low quality of residential dwellings converted from offices without the need for planning permission has won the leading award at the RTPI’s 2018 Research Excellence Awards.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news:

  • 123,000 children spent holidays homeless
  • Acorn buys Exeter site for housing
  • Dover serves notices to poorly maintained properties
  • Projects to protect agricultural land approved in Buckden
  • Kings Cross theatre approved
  • And more stories
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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