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Planning News – 24 January 2019

by on January 25, 2019

Organisations warn against poor design resulting from permitted development
Government proposals to extend upwards and convert commercial properties into dwellings by extending permitted development rights will result in poor-quality development and see public services suffer.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Huge Anglesey nuclear power scheme suspended
Work on a huge new nuclear power station on Anglesey has been suspended, a move with potentially dire consequences for North Wales’s economy.
Roger Milne, The Planner

New Durham station gets the go-ahead
Plans to build a new £10.55 million railway station in east Durham have been granted planning permission.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Legal challenge launched against Brokenshire London tower refusal
A legal challenge has been launched against the housing secretary’s decision to refuse plans for a 17-storey residential tower in Purley.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Consent for £20m first phase of Skelmersdale development
West Lancashire Borough Council has approved plans for the first phase of a £49 million scheme in Skelmersdale.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news:

  • Consultation on electricity storage launched
  • Charity launches crowdfund to challenge planning decisions
  • Tandridge submits local plan
  • Views sought on Leeds plan changes
  • Growth in luxury rental properties
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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