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Planning news – 9 May 2019

by on May 10, 2019

£1bn Purfleet regeneration approved
Thurrock Council’s planning committee has granted outline planning permission to £1 billion proposals that aim to deliver more than 2,500 homes and regenerate Purfleet town.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Improvements being delivered at Planning Portal
Six months after introducing its Financial Transaction Service (FTS) the Planning Portal is reporting that promised improvements to how the service operates are already being delivered.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Extraspace Solutions awarded £40m modular housing contract
PLACE, a not-for-profit organisation, has awarded Extraspace Solutions a £40 million contract to deliver 200 modular homes by 2021 for homeless Londoners.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

South London council wins POCA order
Southwark Council has won over £1 million under a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) order against a landlord who converted three flats into two cramped studios and bedsits.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning policies are required to meet housing needs of old and young, say Lords
The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provisions maintains that local authorities need to adopt specific planning policies to meet the housing needs of younger and older people.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Former Wrexham steelworks targeted for 450 homes
Proposals for a 450-home development on a former steelworks site near Wrexham have been unveiled.
Roger Milne, The Planner

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