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Planning news – 19 March 2020

by on March 20, 2020

Planning Inspectorate implements 16 Rosewell recommendations
The Planning Inspectorate has updated Inquiries Review Action Plan, first published in May 2019, saying it has made ‘significant’ progress.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Regional planning framework unveiled for England’s water resources
The Environment Agency has sent out a national framework setting out how England will manage water resources to avoid shortages by 2050 – putting a huge emphasis on regional plans.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Changes tabled for Welsh listed building consent regime
The Welsh Government has proposed changes to the listed building consent regime that would make planning authorities, rather than ministers, responsible for determining certain categories.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Renewable energy pipeline swells to four-year high
Planning applications for renewable energy project hit a four-year high last year, according to research by energy and industrial specialist PX Group.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Plastics-to-hydrogen facility gains the go-ahead
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee has granted full planning permission for the ‘UK’s first’ waste plastic-to-hydrogen facility at the 54-hectare Protos site near Ellesmere Port.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

  • Government launches trials on green mobility
  • Two planning authorities among digital project pioneers
  • Oldham to become the first Green New Deal council
  • Plans for Sheffield ‘cultural heart’ revealed’
  • Blackpool town centre scheme under the spotlight
  • Major investment due for Milton Keynes estate
    Huw Morris, The Planner

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