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Planning news – 5 March 2020

by on March 6, 2020

Pincher calls on businesses to design low-carbon homes
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has invited small businesses, designers and manufacturers to come forward with ideas for low-carbon, elder-friendly homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Scheme to protect great crested newts extended
Natural England has rolled out a ‘strategic approach’ to great crested newt licensing across 37 local authorities to better protect the amphibian.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh minister calls for modular homes to boost social housing
Factory-made ‘modular’ housing should be used to speed up the number of high-quality social and affordable homes being built across Wales, housing minister Julie James insisted this week.
Roger Milne, The Planner

South Oxfordshire to discuss local plan
South Oxfordshire District Council is holding a special cabinet meeting to discuss leaving the area’s local plan at examination after the housing secretary issued a holding direction preventing its withdrawal.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government invests in rail and road improvements
The government has announced fresh investment for the delivery of rail and road improvements across the UK.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

News round-up

  • Cherwell plan to return to inspector
  • Approval for extension to Daventry storage facility
  • Council back Edinburgh BioQuarter plans
  • Bermondsey regeneration project to create cultural quarter
  • 268 new homes to go ahead near Bury
  • Rotherham submits bid for high streets fund
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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