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Planning News – 6 August 2020

by on August 7, 2020

Jenrick commits cash for 45,000 homes
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has committed £1.3 billion to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create 85,000 jobs, upgrade skills and improve infrastructure as part of government plans to deliver a green economic recovery from Covid-19.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Industry supports planning reforms outlined by housing secretary
Reforms outlined by housing secretary Robert Jenrick have been broadly welcomed by the built environment industry, but they warn that quality must not be compromised.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Interactive roadmap seeks to aid improvement of town centres
The Better Towns Roadmap consortium has launched an interactive roadmap to help to ‘transform’ towns across the UK.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Deal on partnership to deliver garden community agreed
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council have joined with master developer Urban&Civic and global charitable foundation the Wellcome Trust to deliver a £1.2 billion ‘sustainable’ garden community at Manydown in Basingstoke.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Plans for manufacturing space in the North East submitted
An application for 4.5 million square feet of manufacturing space on the site of the former SSI steelworks in Redcar has been lodged with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Post-Covid age will demand strategy based on resilience, claims UK2070 Commission
  • Gigaplant developer announced
  • ilke Homes partners Orbit in MMC deal
  • Bannold to get new restaurant
  • Hotel approved in East London
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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