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Planning news – 30 January 2020

by on January 31, 2020

Defra launches natural capital tool
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched an online resource to guarantee ‘better’ environmental decision-making by valuing natural capital.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

WMCA launches design charter
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) launched the West Midlands Design Charter at Birmingham’s Mailbox complex last week.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

1,000-home plan submitted for Shropshire power station site
Plans to redevelop the Ironbridge power station site in Telford by building up to 1,000 homes and a retirement village have been submitted to Shropshire Council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: New developments don’t encourage sustainable travel choices
Londoners are being ‘locked into 20th century patterns of car ownership’ because new developments do not enable residents to make sustainable travel choices.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

2019 saw increase in Build to Rent homes
The number of Build to Rent homes delivered across UK regions, excluding London, increased by 51 per cent in 2019.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

  • Application for housing submitted in Hopton
  • Consultation on Pembrokeshire development plan
  • Office plans submitted in Basingstoke
  • Wigan adopts new HMO rules
  • Education campus plans submitted in Ebbsfleet
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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