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Planning News – 29 November 2018

by on November 30, 2018

London boroughs urged to update SCI
Planning authorities in London should take urgent steps to bring their Statements of Community Involvement (SCI) up to date with requirements laid out in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Malthouse keen to empower planning profession
The housing and planning minister has told planners he is ‘keen’ to empower the profession.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£60m for new renewables auctions
Energy minister Claire Perry has announced a £60 million budget for new renewables auctions.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New racetrack project mooted for Blaenau Gwent
Blaenau Gwent Council has confirmed to The Planner that the local authority is in ‘early discussions with interested parties’ over a proposal for a technology-based employment hub at Ebbw Vale.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Homelessness on the rise
Three hundred and twenty thousand people are recorded as homeless in Britain – an increase of 13,000 people over the last year.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Sustaining rural estates – maintaining aristocracy or planning for the greater good?
In our zest for maintaining countryside and rural heritage, we may be inadvertently holding back the rural economy, says Scott O’Dell.
Scott O’Dell, The Planner

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