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Planning news – 28 January 2021

by on January 29, 2021

New regulator to monitor safety of construction materials
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the establishment of a national regulator to guarantee that materials used to construct homes would be made safer.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Pincher urges councils to keep local plans up to date
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has exhorted councils to keep their local plans up to date to guarantee that England ‘gets on with building the homes it needs and in the right places’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Redevelopment of riverside site promises 2,500 homes
The masterplan for the regeneration of a key brownfield site in Cardiff with thousands of new homes and a significant amount of business floor space was unveiled for consultation by developer Vastint UK this week.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Cornwall Council endorses renewable energy centre
Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee has granted planning permission for a renewable power energy centre.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Anglian Water seeks to secure future water supplies
Anglian Water has unveiled an ‘ambitious programme’ to address concerns about a water deficit in the East of England alongside a planned delivery of 175,000 homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Homes England chief executive steps down
• Application for business park submitted near Brighouse
• Deal to increase affordable housing struck in West Midlands
• Council seeks views on transport choice
• Housebuilder buys land in Greater Manchester with permission for housing
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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