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Planning news – 31 January 2019

by on February 1, 2019

RTPI urges planners to protect ancient woodlands
Planning has a key role in protecting ancient woodland and trees which are threatened by the cumulative effects of inappropriate developments on their fringes as much as permanent loss and damage.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Alternatives proposed to garden communities in Essex
Two alternatives have been proposed to building three garden communities in North Essex.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Article 4 Direction proposed to manage HMO conversion in South London
Croydon Council plans to issue an Article 4 Direction to protect family homes from conversion into houses of multiple occupation (HMO).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New rail station between Cardiff and Newport gains traction
Ambitious proposals for a new park-and-ride mainline rail station and business district located between Newport and Cardiff have made significant progress.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Construction of build-to-rent homes increases by nearly 40 per cent
The number of build-to-rent homes currently under construction in the UK increased by 39 per cent in the year between Q4 2017 and Q4 2018.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Berry announces cash for town centres
Communities across England have been invited to bid for up to £50,000 to help business into local areas.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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