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Planning News – 25 September

by on September 26, 2019

MPs hit out at Help to Buy for failure to tackle pressing priorities
The government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme has not tackled pressing problems in the wider planning system and housing sector, according to an influential committee of MPs.
Huw Morris, The Planner

£95m to ‘breathe new life’ into historic buildings
Culture secretary Nicky Morgan has announced that £95 million will split between 69 towns across the country to ‘breathe new life’ into historic buildings and high streets.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Inspectorate issues interim findings on Old Oak plan
The Planning Inspectorate advised Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s (OPDC) to revise its housing targets downwards after recommending the removal of two sites from its emerging local plan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Southwark raises the roof with new development principles
The London Borough of Southwark has unveiled plans to introduce a set of principles to guide rooftop development and provide new council housing.
Huw Morris, The Planner

WMCA and Lovell set to deliver 4,000 new homes
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, has announced a partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Lovell Partnerships that will see more than 4,000 homes being built across the West Midlands.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • 60th anniversary of Royal Charter celebrated
  • Nominations open for 2020 RTPI excellence awards
  • RTPI Lichfield lecture to consider Skeffington Report
  • Work stops on West Lancashire plan
  • Plans submitted for Bicester business community
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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