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Planning news – 16 April 2020

by on April 17, 2020

Permitted development rights for creation of medical facilities comes into effect
Emergency legislation that allows councils and health providers in England to establish facilities to support the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak came into force on 9 April.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Community groups invited to monitor public participation in planning
The national charity for the civic movement has asked communities and local authorities to provide it with feedback on how new regulations for determining planning applications during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are being implemented.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Homes England bought land for 5,000 homes in 2019/2020
In the 2019/2020 financial year, Homes England acquired 19 sites that have the capacity to deliver 5,000 homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

PINs backs New Forest plan
New Forest District Council’s local plan has been found sound – subject to a number of modifications – by the Planning Inspectorate (PINs).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Griffiths calls for drive to develop more flood protection projects
Welsh environment minister Lesley Griffiths this week urged local authorities and Natural Resources Wales to accelerate planned flood and coastal protection schemes and submit additional projects to bolster defences.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Sizewell C DCO application delayed
EDF has announced that it will submit its application for a development consent order (DCO) for a nuclear power station ‘slightly later than planned’ because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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