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Planning news – 4 July 2019

by on July 5, 2019

Pilot launched to test new appeals portal
The Planning Inspectorate has announced that its new online appeal service will launch at the end of July for a selection of pilot cases.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Figures show 5% decline in planning decisions made since last year
District-level planning authorities granted 357,700 decisions in the year ending March 2019 – down 5 per cent on the year ending March 2018, according to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Lydia Till, The Planner

EDC approves Ebbsfleet Garden City plans
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s (EDC) planning committee has approved masterplans and design codes for villages in Ashmere and Alkerden.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

£15m fund will use historic buildings to transform high streets
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced the Transforming Places Through Heritage fund, which aims to reinvigorate England’s high streets and town centres into thriving hubs of community, through the redevelopment of local historic buildings.
Lydia Till, The Planner

£31m funding awarded to Coventry as it prepares to be UK City of Culture
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has given the go-ahead for funding as Coventry gets ready for its role as the United Kingdom’s City of Culture in 2021.
Lydia Till, The Planner

News round up
A round-up of planning news.

  • LSBU launches chartered planner apprenticeship
  • Limpsfield Neighbourhood Plan gets the go-ahead
  • Professionals appointed to oversee design in London borough
  • Permission given for 185 new homes on Dover brownfield sites
  • TfL appoints WSP to Ultra Low Emission Zone extension
  • New neighbourhood plan proposed for Acomb and Westfield

Laura Edgar and Lydia Till, The Planner

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