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Planning News – 31 October

by on November 1, 2019

Environment Bill passes second reading
The government’s Environment Bill 2019-20 has moved a step closer to becoming law.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Study calls on planners and health professionals to talk to each other
Planners and public health professionals need to work more closely together to guarantee that health and wellbeing priorities are integrated into local plans, according to latest research.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Lewes wins government U-turn on housing delivery test
The government has backed down over its housing delivery test for Lewes District Council in the face of a legal challenge by the local authority.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Pocket parks cash spurs calls for sustainable funding
Local authorities are calling for the government to provide long-term sustainable funding for parks and green spaces to boost people’s health and wellbeing.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Liverpool backs framework to develop grade A office space
Liverpool City Council has formally endorsed a spatial regeneration framework for its commercial district in a bid to deliver premium office floor space.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Number of build-to-rent homes jumps by 20%
  • Landlords warn of looming crisis in rented properties
  • Study probes how access to transport affects lives
  • Spatial planning ‘must’ feature in Scotland’s transport strategy
  • Six councils to get share of £38m in funding for homes
    Huw Morris, The Planner

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