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Planning news – 28 February 2019

by on March 1, 2019

Local plans key to improving high street health
The large-scale structural change of high streets in order to improve their health requires intervention led by local authorities in partnership with communities. Local plans are a key element of this.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Reducing emissions held back by construction skills gap
Advances in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions have been held back by the skills gap in construction, housing design and the installation of new technologies.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Housing boost for South Wales
Developers have submitted proposals for more than 600 new homes at three locations in South Wales.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Consultation published on safeguarding England’s wildlife
Environment secretary Michael Gove has proposed conservation covenants to legally safeguard England’s wildlife and natural environment.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Rural county house prices are 10 times annual earnings
House prices in rural counties are 10 times higher than average annual earnings, according to analysis by the County Councils Network (CCN).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • 2,000 homes approved in Ealing
  • Work under way on £38 million Staffordshire development
  • Funding applications for Scotland’s peatlands open
  • SFHA ‘disappointed’ about adaptation funding freeze
  • 350 Harrow homes approved
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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