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Planning News – 25 June 2020

by on June 26, 2020

COVID-19: Councils call for 100,000 social homes a year to aid recovery
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given the powers to build thousands of ‘desperately needed’ council homes to ‘spearhead’ the recovery from COVID-19.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Flexible zoning system is needed to deliver homes, says think tank
A position paper has recommended that a flexible zoning code be designed by national and devolved governments to set out patterns of development in local plans.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Reform minerals planning system ‘to ensure supply’
The minerals planning system should be reformed so that it guarantees the supply of the minerals required to support construction of homes and infrastructure .
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Liquid air battery project to be developed in Trafford
The government has announced that the ‘world’s largest and first’ commercial liquid air battery facility is planned for Trafford, Greater Manchester.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

South Wales business park lined up for possible battery factory
The Welsh Government’s Bro Tathan business park in South Wales has been named as the front runner for an ambitious project to establish a huge battery manufacturing plant in the UK.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
A round up of planning news

  • Labour to push Jenrick for answers over Westferry development
  • Heritage funding deadline extended
  • Housing could replace warehouse in Chesham
  • Berkshire film studios to expand
  • National park approves homes plan
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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