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Planning News – May 30 2019

by on May 31, 2019

Permitted development for home extensions comes into force
The extension of permitted development rights to allow homeowners to extend their properties without a full planning application – as well as high street conversions to offices and homes – has come into permanent effect.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Deals agreed with local authorities to deliver 4,000 homes
Homes England has agreed funding deals worth £55 million to deliver 4,000 homes across England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

A38 improvement scheme will be examined
The Planning Inspectorate has accepted an application that aims to improve three existing roundabout junctions on the A38.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

A66 improvement options published
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has published a consultation on plans to fully dual the remaining single-carriage section of the A66 in the north of England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon Mark 2 surfaces
Ambitious proposals have surfaced for a significantly reconfigured Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project incorporating new renewable energy elements and thousands of ‘floating’ new homes at a mixed-use development dubbed Dragon Energy Island.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Council to sell site using digital auctioneer
  • Housing minister bids for Tory leadership
  • TPS opens nominations for People’s Award
  • Heritage Partnership Agreement signed at King’s Cross Station
  • Green light given for £2.5m housing scheme
  • And more stories
    Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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