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Planning News – 7 August 2019

by on August 8, 2019

NPPF changes not protecting trees
Some local planners are failing to use the changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to safeguard trees and ancient woodland, according to the Woodland Trust.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Khan intervenes to back Barnet housing development
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved a major development of 844 homes on a disused retail park in north west London after the scheme was originally rejected by the local authority.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Nuns could be forced out by West Malling housing plan
Plans for 65 homes near to St Mary’s Abbey in West Malling could force the community of Anglican Benedictine nuns to leave the historic building.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Major funding boost for Cardiff Central Station
The UK Government has announced it will fund a revamp of Cardiff Central Station to the tune of £58 million.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Standard method not helping to deliver government’s housing ambitions
The method for calculating housing need does not provide enough homes for the government to meet its target of delivering 300,000 homes a year, research suggests.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Application submitted for Birmingham’s Martineau Galleries site
  • Stockport enters public consultation phase for masterplan
  • Architects appointed to design Milton Keynes University
  • City Learning Quarter set for Wolverhampton
  • Royal Marsden plans £70m cancer facility
  • And more stories…
    Huw Morris, The Planner

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