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Planning news – 21 January 2021

by on January 22, 2021

Summer quarter saw housing bounce back
Between July and September 2020, 45,000 homes were completed on site, according to building control figures published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government says public should have right to ask councils to release land for redevelopment
The government has published for consultation proposals that would enable the public to challenge councils and other public bodies to release underused land for redevelopment.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Blueprint for flagship attraction for Merthyr Tydfil
Plans to transform Merthyr Tydfil’s Cyfarthfa Castle into an international-quality museum, set in an expanded 100-hectare public park, could draw more than half a million visitors each year and ‘energise the Valleys Regional Park concept’, according to a report published this week.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Northamptonshire business park approved
South Northamptonshire Council has granted outline planning permission for an employment park on land to the east of Tiffield Road and to the north-west of the A43 at Towcester.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Court of Appeal backs judge and inspector’s decision
The Court of Appeal has upheld decisions issued by a planning inspector and a planning judge to dismiss a developer’s appeals following Aylesbury Vale District Council’s failure to determine its application.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Housing application submitted for site in Durham
• Airfield to be redeveloped with 154 homes
• Homes approved for Tulse Hill
• 400 canal-side homes to be delivered in London
• 100 homes green-lit in Alperton
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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