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Planning news – 16 July 2020

by on July 17, 2020

Government legislates to ensure all permitted development properties have natural light
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has laid regulations before Parliament to legislate that homes delivered through permitted development rights must have windows.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Climate crisis compliance accountability needed
Planning decision-makers should be held to account when it comes to compliance with the climate change duty, according to a new report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government extends affordable homes scheme
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that the Affordable Homes Programme will be extended until March 2023.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning classification required for retirement communities
A report has suggested that the introduction of a planning classification for retirement communities could incentivise the development of them and make it easier for councils to include them in local plans.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Council acquires land from Homes England
Dacorum Borough Council has acquired land from Homes England for affordable housing close to the centre of Hemel Hempstead.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

  • 255 homes approved in West Sussex
  • Cherwell to review local plan
  • DfT looking for decarbonisation ideas
  • £40m for nuclear technology
  • Covid-19: 230,000 renters at risk of eviction when ban lifts
  • And more stories…

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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