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Planning news – 10 January 2020

by on January 13, 2020

14 areas to receive funding for high streets
The government has announced the first 14 of 20 pilot areas in England that will receive funding and tailored advice that aims to ‘rejuvenate’ town centres.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Decline in planning applications received from July to September
District-level planning authorities received 106,500 planning applications between July and September 2019 – 4 per cent fewer than in the same quarter of 2018.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Wealden local plan halted on duty to cooperate
The Planning Inspectorate has advised Wealden District Council that it cannot proceed with its local plan as it has ‘failed in its legal duty’ to comply with the duty to cooperate.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh Government plans to scrap permission for allotment sheds
A consultation has been published on proposals to dispense with the need for planning permission to erect sheds or glasshouses on allotment sites in Wales.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Rise in Right to Buy homes sold in Q2
The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has estimated that 2,531 homes were sold under Right to Buy from the beginning of July 2019 to the end of September 2019.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Budget to be held in March
  • Funding available for active travel in Scotland
  • Regeneration of Birmingham building approved
  • Co-living development proposed for Stratford approved
  • Little Aston man fined for tree felling
  • Pub approved for Ebbsfleet
  • Planner becomes fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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