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Planning News – 13 June 2019

by on June 14, 2019

Developer contributions to be made simpler, says Malthouse
Housing minister Kit Malthouse has announced changes to developer contributions to make the system simpler and accelerate the pace of homebuilding.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning system drives up house prices in expensive areas, says report
High house prices in expensive cities have been caused by the planning system’s rationing of new homes in areas of high demand, according to a report out on 11 June.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Woking and Truro to receive infrastructure funding
Housing minister Kit Malthouse has announced a £142 million investment in infrastructure to aid the delivery of homes in Woking and Truro.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Joint venture announced to deliver modular homes
Places for People has announced a joint venture with off-site construction builder ilke Homes to deliver 750 modular units.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Red light for M4 relief road at Newport
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has ruled out construction of a stretch of new M4 motorway around Newport, citing economic and environmental issues.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News in brief
A round-up of planning news

  • London landlord fined for unsafe HMO
  • A428 upgrade plans on show
  • HS2 design consultation
  • Consultation Elland town plans
  • York seeks views on local plan changes
  • London funding for tackling toxic air
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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