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Planning News – 31 July 2019

by on August 1, 2019

LGA opens bids to tackle housing crisis
The Local Government Association (LGA) has opened its bids for the third year to tackle the housing crisis.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Housebuilders told to protect wildlife
Housing secretary James Brokenshire has told developers they must to do more to protect wildlife in Britain.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

M25 junction change to be examined by PINS
An application by Highways England for changes to the M25 J10/A3 Wisley Interchange has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

MPs criticise lack of progress made on walking and cycling strategy
The Transport Select Committee says increased funding and more ambitious targets are required to promote the government’s walking and cycling policy for England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

London becomes a National Park City
London has been awarded the status of a National Park City, the first capital city in the world to be designated as such.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Tech to support self-build
  • York hospital site masterplan published
  • South West London cycling route opens
  • Calderdale’s local plan – first examination complete
  • Copeland approves office scheme
  • Lichfield adopts allocations document
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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