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Planning News – 1 November 2018

by on November 2, 2018

Government unveils major reforms to NPPF
Local planning departments should use household projections from 2014 when assessing housing need as the government signalled major revisions to the standard method and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published in July.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Architects warn May of ‘devastating’ Brexit consequences
Around 130 of the country’s leading architects have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, warning of the ‘devastating’ dangers to the profession and associated institutions from Brexit.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Planners given free access to satellite images
Planning departments will have free access to the UK Space Agency’s archives of satellite images and radar data for research and development projects.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Government signals moves on green infrastructure
Ministers have pledged to look at including green infrastructure into national planning policy and guidance.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Sizewell C consultation set for New Year
A third round of public consultation for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk will be launched in January.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Budget 2018: City deals across the UK
  • Advisers cite huge threat to coastal communities from climate change
  • Johnson reveals £350m bail-out for Crossrail
  • Brownfield site to be redeveloped in Banbury
  • 24-acre site brought to market in Lincolnshire
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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