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Planning news – 15 October 2020

by on October 16, 2020

Builders workloads increase due to home improvements
New data shows that 47 per cent of builders saw an increase in their workloads during the summer months.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Nature is ‘vital’ to the economy
Natural England has pledged that in its role as an adviser to the planning system it will ensure that the value nature provides is not just a ‘nice-to-have’ but recognised as being ‘vital’ to economic and social needs.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Spending review should be used to build resilient communities
The government should empower local authorities and local economic partnerships (LEPs) to lead the redesign of the built environment through the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Plans for brownfield institute submitted
A planning application for the £17.5 million National Brownfield Institute (NBI) has been lodged with the City of Wolverhampton Council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Covid-19 recovery blueprint includes focus on town centres
The Welsh Government has published a blueprint setting out its priorities for a Covid-19 recovery strategy that includes a focus on town centre investment and low-carbon housing.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round up
• East London ice rink gets the go-ahead
• National park approves hotel scheme
• High-rise development approved in Birmingham
• Body launched to shape care reform
• Electric vehicle charge points coming to Tower Hamlets
• Scheme approved for London’s Old Kent Road
• Holiday park to go ahead in East Yorkshire
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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