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Planning News – 18 June 2020

by on June 19, 2020

Tally of high-rise residences still with combustible cladding is ‘shocking’
There are 300 buildings with ACM cladding awaiting remediation, and another 11,300 buildings with other forms of combustible cladding, three years on from the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, which killed 72 people.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Estate regeneration application submitted to London council
Havering Council and Wates Residential have submitted an application to regenerate the Waterloo Estate in Romford for the council’s planning committee to consider.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Temporary changes to planning rules come into force in Cheltenham
Cheltenham Borough Council is accelerating applications for temporary changes to the use of public areas and private land to help businesses to recover from the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New president at the Planning Officers Society
Richard Morris has become the new president of the Planning Officers Society (POS).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Masterplanner appointed for garden town in South East
Folkestone & Hythe District Council has appointed Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design to develop a town centre masterplan and design codes for Otterpool Park, a garden town proposed for between Folkestone and Ashford in Kent.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • First female chief planner appointed at MHCLG
  • SoS calls in Thames riverside scheme
  • Apartment plans submitted in Nottingham
  • Land sold in Stockport suburb
  • Barnard presented with RTPI Gold Medal
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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