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Planning news – 26 November 2020

by on November 27, 2020

Can biodiversity net gain meet the needs of people and the environment?
Should the biodiversity net gain system be focusing more explicitly on supporting human wellbeing? Is biodiversity recovery best served by working on individual sites or at a larger, more strategic scale? To what extent can the biodiversity net gain system contribute to nature recovery on a national scale anyway?
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Digital is good for planning but not for its own sake, conference hears
A more comprehensively digitised planning service could be more transparent, accessible and democratic – but only if it’s employed in ways that can genuinely improve the service.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Chancellor pledges £100 billion infrastructure spending to kick-start UK economy
Infrastructure is at the heart of government plans to kick-start the UK economy in 2021, with chancellor Rishi Sunak promising £100 billion of capital expenditure on infrastructure in 2021.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

London office development starts plummet
Office development in London has collapsed in the past six months, with volume of new-build and refurbished projects dropping by 50 per cent.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Plans for Northern Gateway neighbourhood submitted
Plans for a major urban neighbourhood have been submitted to set a benchmark for efficient living in Manchester’s Northern Gateway regeneration area.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
• Northern Powerhouse Rail routes unveiled
• Foreign investors look to real estate to drive UK growth
• Grosvenor to spearhead new community in East Sussex
• Leisure World regeneration plans submitted to Southampton City Council
Huw Morris, The Planner

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