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Planning news – 29 October 2020

by on October 30, 2020

Demand for retirement communities is growing, finds survey
A survey of UK retirement community operators indicates that there has been a ‘very significant’ increase in the number of older people enquiring about and moving to retirement communities.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Plans to decarbonise transport should link to spatial planning
Although welcome, plans to decarbonise transport need to link to spatial planning and transport policies should provide a ‘clear route map’ to net-zero 2050.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

AHF announces grants for heritage projects
Projects in England that seek to revitalise local high streets will receive grant money from the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management blueprint published
The Welsh Government has launched its national strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Housing for older people should be a priority
There is an ‘acute’ lack of housing-with-care options for older people living in the UK, according to a recent report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Consultation begins on former Nottingham shopping centre
• RTPI announces new fellows
• Application submitted for Poole regeneration project
• Public Practice looking for new recruits
• Affordable housing approved in Croydon
• Environmental campaigners to speak in Surrey oil well legal case
• Plans submitted for Exeter development
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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