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Planning News – 2 October

by on October 3, 2019

Small decline in planning applications granted
District-level planning authorities granted 91,700 decisions between April and June 2019 – a 3 per cent decline compared with the same quarter a year earlier.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Barn conversion boom threatens rural communities
A 230 per cent increase in conversions of barns and farm buildings into homes without the need for planning permission is taking a severe toll on the vital infrastructure and local services in rural towns and villages.
Huw Morris, The Planner

New rights will compound the ‘disaster’ of permitted development, says RTPI
New rights to allow two-storey upwards extensions on family homes without planning permission will ‘compound the problem’ of low quality housing created under previous extensions to permitted development rights, the RTPI has stressed.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Deal signed for Liverpool Street mixed-use development
Transport for London (TfL) has completed a deal with Aviva Investors that will see a mixed-used scheme delivered opposite the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line eastern station entrance.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Community empowerment needs a ‘reboot’
A think tank has called for a reboot of localism in the UK to empower communities to influence decisions in their local neighbourhoods.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Recommendations published to help Isle of Wight regeneration
Historic England has called for towns on the Isle of Wight to allow for the growth of wind and tidal energy, save high-profile buildings, and rethink their approach to the car.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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