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Planning news – 7 January 2021

by on January 8, 2021

Prior approval requirements added to PDR for upward extensions
Another prior approval condition has been added to the permitted development right (PDR) that allows upwards extensions to be added to residential and commercial properties without planning permission in England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Decline in the number of decisions granted by councils
In the year ending September 2020, district-level planning authorities in England granted 311,800 decisions, a decline of 12 per cent compared with the year ending September 2019.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Wind farm off Norfolk coast gains approval
Energy secretary Alok Sharma has granted a development consent order for Ortsted Hornsea Project Three, an offshore wind farm comprising up to 231 turbines.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government pledges cash from high street fund
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that up to £830 million from the Future High Streets Fund will be split between 72 areas in England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Builders report rise in material costs
The Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) latest survey of its members reports that nine in 10 builders – 87 per cent – have found material costs to have risen.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• RTPI sees its numbers swell
• Deal agreed to deliver 43 homes in Warwickshire
• West Yorkshire devolution before Parliament
• Kennington homes approved
• Recycling centre plans submitted
• Modular housing scheme approved
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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