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Planning News – 25 October 2018

by on October 26, 2018

£10m cash boost for London council’s planning teams
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a £10 million fund that aims to ‘beef’ up councils’ housing and planning teams to help them build more homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Consultation opens on national parks review
Environment secretary Michael Gove and writer Julian Glover have called for evidence to support the review of national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Hampshire council to ‘rip up’ its draft plan
Fareham Borough Council has said it will tear up its draft local plan because of the new way to calculate housing need introduced in revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Oxbridge corridor could be worth £400bn post-Brexit, research suggests
Research by planning consultancy Bidwells states that the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Corridor could contribute £400 billion to the economy by 2050.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Gatwick considering standby runway to increase capacity
Gatwick Airport has outlined plans that could see its standby runway being used routinely to increase operational resilience.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Student accommodation application submitted in Leicester
  • Mixed-use site in Cornwall green-lit
  • Micro homes approved in Worcester
  • Rental homes get the go-ahead in Sheffield
  • Consultancy appointed to regenerate Walsall
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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