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Planning news – 21 February 2019

by on February 22, 2019

High Court rejects Tate Modern neighbours’ privacy challenge
The High Court has thrown out a challenge by residents of luxury flats overlooked by Tate Modern who tried to block visitors looking into their homes from the gallery’s viewing platform.
Huw Morris, The Planner

£9m cash boost for garden community housing
Housing minister Kit Malthouse has announced that £9 million will be used to speed up the building of new garden towns and villages.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government announces £250 million in new housing deal funding
The government has announced a series of new housing deals through which £250 million will be allocated with the aim of delivering close to 25,000 new homes.
Martin Reed, The Planner

Newcastle University unveils major hospital redevelopment plan
Newcastle University is proposing a significant redevelopment of the former general hospital into a centre of excellence for care of older people after buying the site.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Southwark rejects Grosvenor biscuit building scheme on affordability
The £500 million redevelopment of a former biscuit factory into a build-to-rent scheme has been rejected by the London Borough of Southwark because of its lack of affordable housing.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Money announced for housing on public sector sites
The latest round of the government’s One Public Estate programme has been announced, with more than 100 local public sector partnerships set to receive a share of £15 million.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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