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Planning news – 14 January 2021

by on January 15, 2021

Section one of North Essex local plan deemed sound
A planning inspector has concluded that section one of the local plan put together by Tendring District, Braintree District and Colchester Borough councils is sound.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Leaseholders will be able to buy their homes as government announces reforms
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has set out measures that will enable leaseholders in England to extend their leases by a maximum term of 990 years at zero ground rent.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Kwarteng becomes energy secretary as Sharma takes on COP presidency full time
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a minor reshuffle to his cabinet. Alok Sharma will take on the role of president of the UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this November.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Caerleon campus redevelopment approved
Newport City Council has approved plans to redevelop the University of South Wales’s former Caerleon campus with housing.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Slight green belt changes made to London Plan
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has relaxed the green belt directions in the London Plan following a direction issued by housing secretary Robert Jenrick.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Sites sought for national park’s local plan
• Masterplan for area of Ebbsfleet approved
• Contract awards valued at £4.9bn
• Application submitted for Nottingham
• Purfleet receives government funding
• Funding for missing cycleway link
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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