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Planning news – 27 February 2020

by on February 28, 2020

Ombudsman to protect new-build buyers from poor work
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that a New Homes Ombudsman will soon protect homebuyers from ‘shoddy building work’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Bermondsey biscuit factory site to be regenerated
Deputy mayor for planning and regeneration Jules Pipe has approved plans for more than 1,500 homes and a secondary school in South London.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh minister clarifies policy on locally owned energy projects
Environment minister Lesley Griffiths has reiterated the administration’s commitment to encouraging more locally owned energy generation in Wales.
Roger Milne, The Planner

A2300 gets £17m investment from DfT
The transport minister, Baroness Vere, has announced that communities in West Sussex will benefit from £17 million funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve road journeys on the A2300.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Leeds City Council approves Corn Exchange plans
Leeds City Council’s executive board has approved the £21.5 million construction plans to transform the Corn Exchange and surrounding area in Leeds.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

News round-up

  • Plans to extend Cheshire town submitted
  • ‘Paragraph 79’ home approved
  • Council appoints firm to develop vision for town
  • 221 homes approved in Ebbsfleet
  • Society concerned about redevelopment plans in Midlands city
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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