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Planning News – 11 October 2018

by on October 12, 2018

Brokenshire to consult on upwards extensions PD right
The government is to consult on a new permitted development right to allow property owners to extend certain buildings upwards as part of new measures announced at the Conservative Party conference.
Martin Read, The Planner

Government scraps cap on local authority borrowing to help boost housebuilding
The prime minister has announced that the government is scrapping the cap on local authority borrowing to fund new housing development.
Martin Read, The Planner

MHCLG stats show small year-on-year decrease in green belt
England green belt totalled 1,629,510 hectares as of March 2018, which accounts for 12.5 per cent of the land area of England, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Public Practice looking for new recruits
With 17 associates already six months into a one-year placement at local authorities, Public Practice has announced that it is looking for its next group of recruits.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Construction yet to start on 2,700 hectares of London land
Land equivalent to the size of the borough of Lambeth – 2,700 hectares – has planning permission for development but construction has yet to start on it, says a think tank.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Fracking powers transferred to Welsh Government
  • Legal challenge launched on access to Stonehenge
  • Stats: UK traffic levels
  • Maidenhead regeneration scheme wins approval
  • Heybridge homes plan to be reconsidered without flood scheme
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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