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Planning News – 20 August

by on August 21, 2020

Pilots announced for nature recovery plans
Five local authorities are to act as pilot areas to test ways in which the recovery of landscapes and wildlife in England can be driven locally.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Low engagement from young adults with local plans, poll finds
A recent poll has found that just 11 per cent of young adults have knowingly engaged with consultations on their area’s local plan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Funding confirmed for York project
Homes England and Network Rail have announced an investment of £77 million into York’s city centre quarter regeneration development to help unlock housing and infrastructure.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Khan backs East London film studio
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and his deputy mayor for planning Jules Pipe CBE have backed plans by Barking and Dagenham Council for new film studios in Dagenham.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Walsingham withdraws application to redevelop national shrine
A planning application to redevelop the Catholic national shrine near Walsingham in Norfolk has been withdrawn after it attracted criticism for its impact on a 14th-century chapel.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news

  • Commission outlines poverty in Brent
  • Sheffield to consult on local plan next month
  • Shropshire bids for active travel cash
  • Government appoints sustainability consultant
  • Sustainable homes to be developed in Worcestershire
  • And more stories…
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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