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Planning News – 9 November 2018

by on November 9, 2018

Government launches shale gas consultation
The government has launched a consultation that asks whether local communities must be consulted on shale gas proposals in England before submitting a planning application.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

New commission to guarantee new-builds are beautiful
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has launched a commission to promote better design and style of homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Northampton urban extension green-lit
Outline plans for up to 3,000 new homes and two primary schools have been approved by Northampton Borough Council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Staffordshire councils delay joint plan consultation
Potential changes to the government’s standard methodology for calculating housing need mean two Staffordshire councils have delayed consultation on their draft joint local plan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

North of Tyne gets £600m devolution deal
Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has confirmed a £600 million devolution deal for the North of Tyne. It is expected to generate £1.1 billion for the local economy.
The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news

  • Hotel approved in Finsbury Park
  • Freehold site in East Yorkshire brought to market
  • Affordable housing green-lit in Watford
  • South Worcestershire seeks views on plan
  • Peabody acquires TCHG
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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