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Planning news – 30 July 2020

by on July 31, 2020

MPs propose that planning fees should be set locally
The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee has recommended that the ability to set planning fees should be devolved to local authorities, with a national minimum rate.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

South East in transport devolution bid
Transport for the South East has submitted a bid to the government to become a statutory body so that it can accelerate investment in sustainable transport.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

District councils concerned about meeting housing targets
The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has called on the government to take a pragmatic approach to support councils and amend existing planning guidelines as planning authorities are concerned about delivering their housing targets owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Mayor sets out plan to ‘reboot’ building in the capital
Fresh investment and a focus on the latest technology is required to get the housing sector building in London amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Councillors back new Swansea neighbourhood
A new neighbourhood providing hundreds of new homes at Penllergaer around 7.5 kilometres north-west of Swansea city centre and close to junction 47 of the M4 was backed this week by the city council’s planning committee.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up

  • Action on global urbanisation needed
  • New timetable outlined for Fareham plan
  • CYCLOPS junction opens in Manchester
  • £50m for Princes Street regeneration
  • Electricity storage manual to highlight ‘cutting-edge technology’ unveiled
  • And more stories…

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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