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Planning news – 19 November 2020

by on November 20, 2020

Chief planner: Proposed infrastructure levy will bring in ‘at least as much money’ as current system
England’s chief planner Joanna Averley has insisted that the infrastructure levy proposed in the planning white paper will bring in at least the same amount of money for local authorities to allocate towards affordable housing.

PM Johnson wants to create more national parks
Boris Johnson has outlined plans to create national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) to protect England’s ‘iconic landscapes’.

Development consent granted for A303 Stonehenge bypass
The construction of a two-lane dual carriageway for the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire past Stonehenge World Heritage Site has been granted a development consent order (DCO) by transport secretary Grant Shapps, against the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate.

Ministers accept most of the Law Commission’s recommendations for planning law changes
Julie James, minister for housing and local government, has announced that the Welsh Government accepts most of the detailed recommendations made by the Law Commission to simplify and consolidate the legislation on all aspects of the Welsh planning system.

Views sought on housing plan for Liverpool region
The second stage of Liverpool City Region’s ‘Our Places’ consultation has been launched to canvass opinions on how land is used for the next 15 years.

News round-up
• A Protos Plastic Park masterplan published
• 260 homes approved in Cheshire
• Ice centre plans approved in London
• Homes England investment reaches £1.8bn
• Application submitted for Little Lever development
• Telford & Wrekin Council partners with DEF Software

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