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Planning news – 11 April 2019

by on April 12, 2019

Brokenshire to look again at office-to-residential conversions
The government will review the conversion of offices into homes without planning permission after a leading Conservative MP lambasted the policy for allowing ‘social cleansing’.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Business secretary approves Teesside power station
Business secretary Greg Clark has granted a development consent order for a major power plant on Teesside.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Brokenshire warns developers to protect local wildlife
Communities secretary James Brokenshire has written to developers reminding them of their legal obligations to protect wildlife during building work.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Harrogate cancels Crescent Garden sale
Crescent Gardens – the iconic former headquarters of Harrogate Borough Council – is to be put back on the market after a contract to sell it to a developer was cancelled.
Huw Morris, The Planner

More detail required on conservation covenants
The proposed introduction of conservation covenants in England is welcome, but additional detail is required before their potential to support biodiversity net gain can be assessed.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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

  • High Court rejects parish claim against school approval
  • Scottish housebuilders calls for reassurances from ministers
  • Pegasus wins permission for creative hub at ex-RAF base
  • HTA Design masterplan for Newark estate wins planning approval
  • Aylesbury Estate home construction contract awarded
  • Balfour Beatty set to regenerate Olympic Park.
    Huw Morris, The Planner

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