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Planning news – 10 December 2020

by on December 11, 2020

Marginal increase in affordable homes delivered
In England there were 57,644 affordable homes completions during 2019/2020 – a one per cent increase on the number delivered over the previous year, according to statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

UK planning systems must hold housebuilders to account on design
The housebuilding industry ‘must stop receiving a free pass’ on design, states a report published 7 December.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Charity proposes turning former Nottingham shopping centre into green space
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has set out its proposals to rewild the site of Nottingham’s former Broadmarsh shopping centre.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Gwynedd sets out concerns about holiday homes
The holiday home ‘emergency’ within Gwynedd has reached a critical point, Gwynedd Council has said, with research suggesting measures that should be taken to address the situation.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

454 Wembley homes approved
Brent Council has granted planning permission for a 454-home development by Wembley Park London Underground station.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Liverpool’s mayor arrested in connection with building contract bribery
• Government agency signs building safety charter
• Council opposes plans for village green
• Network Rail plans thousands of trees
• 72 homes approved in East Sussex
• Go-ahead for London office space
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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