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Planning News – 9 July

by on July 10, 2020

Johnson outlines plans to change the use classes order
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new regulations that will see buildings and land changing use without planning permission, with a policy paper due in July outlining how ‘England’s seven-decade-old planning system will be reformed for modern society’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Risk that social value is spread too thin in construction, finds report
The lack of a common definition of what constitutes social value means there is a high risk of it ‘becoming too diffuse and lacking focus’, according to a report published by the Institute of Economic Development (IED).
The Planner

Regenerate the countryside to regenerate the economy, says CPRE
A countryside charity has called on the government to ensure that everyone has access to green space, after the early period of total lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 highlighted the inequalities surrounding who has access to it.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government to publish devolution white paper this year
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that a recovery and devolution white paper will be published later this year.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Plans lodged for new West Oxfordshire garden village
Up to 2,200 homes, community amenities, green space and a 27-hectare business park are promised for a site to the north of Eynsham in West Oxfordshire.
Martin Read, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Apprenticeship champions are recognised by RTPI
  • Renewable electricity on the up
  • Developer to start building in Alphington
  • Shropshire to consider local plan in July
  • Additional homes at Aylesham approved
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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