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Planning News – 21 August 2019

by on August 21, 2019

Housing association to build ‘plastic-free’ homes
Accord Housing Association has committed to building ‘virtually plastic-free’ housing as it attempts to reduce the amount of plastic used during construction.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Caerphilly councillors vote to block 618-home scheme
Members of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s planning committee have voted against proposals for a development of up to 618 new homes, 40 per cent of which would be affordable. Their unanimous stance went against the advice of officials.
Roger Milne, The Planner

New guide offers tips to improve sports provision
Planning guidance that aims to make it simpler and easier for local authorities to provide facilities that enable people to get active has been published.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Local plan draft approved in the North East
South Tyneside Council’s cabinet has approved the pre-publication draft of the area’s local plan, which should facilitate the delivery of 7,000 homes by 2036.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Housing Delivery Test action plan approved in Welwyn Hatfield
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has approved the action plan required after failing to deliver at least 95 per cent of the housing it needs under the Housing Delivery Test.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Housebuilder buys Nottinghamshire land
  • Apartment complex submitted to planners in Newcastle
  • Central London development approved
  • Khan plans homes for rough sleepers and domestic abuse victims
  • Putney infill development gets the go-ahead
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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