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Planning News – 18 September

by on September 19, 2019

£2m for councils to address ‘illegal’ green belt development
Housing minister Esther McVey has committed £2 million to aid councils to ‘crack down on illegal developments’ in the green belt.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

NOMA office scheme submitted for planning
Plans to transform the grade II listed Old Bank Building in Manchester so that it comprises 140,000 square feet of office space have been submitted to the city council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government pumps £62m flood funding into English regions
Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

PINS to consider A1 Newcastle bypass improvement scheme
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has accepted for examination an application for proposed improvements to the A1 Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

100 towns to benefit from funding
Local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that 100 towns that are eligible for support from the £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which was founded in July.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Prince of Wales continues as RTPI patron
  • City council to use CPO for key site
  • Council homes to be built at Northstowe
  • Hull to invest in public realm
  • Ebbsfleet acquires land
  • Industrial development approved in Yorkshire
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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