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Planning news – 12 November 2020

by on November 13, 2020

MHCLG’s chief planner urges local authorities to get a plan in place
England’s chief planner Joanna Averley has urged local authorities not to let the planning white paper prevent them getting their local plans in place.

Report and toolkits seek to measure the value of planning in more holistic ways
The RTPI has published an ‘innovative’ way to measure and demonstrate the value of planning and how it helps to create sustainable and successful places.

September shows rise in value of building contracts awards
The value of construction contract awards in September 2020 was £5.4 billion based on a three-month rolling average – 21.2 per cent higher than in August.

Council outlines plan for Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset Council’s executive team has endorsed a 10-year vision that seeks to address issues faced by the high street in an inclusive way that focuses on wellbeing.

Green light for major Swansea student accommodation scheme
Revised plans for a student accommodation scheme in Swansea have been approved by the city council.

News round-up
• RTPI Cymru announces young planner of the year
• Kingston working on district heating network
• Consultation on Carlisle garden village launches today
• RTPI responds to government call for evidence
• Regeneration plans for Worthing to go ahead
• And more stories…

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