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Planning news – 4 February 2021

by on February 5, 2021

NPPF to emphasise placemaking
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has proposed a number of changes to England’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) so that it places ‘greater emphasis’ on beauty and placemaking.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

30-storey office block approved in City of London
The City of London Corporation has granted planning permission for a 30-storey office-led development within the Square Mile’s City Cluster.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Environment bill is delayed
The government has delayed the environment bill and the proposed legislation won’t return to the House of Commons for debate until the next Parliamentary session.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Go-ahead for major regeneration scheme in Bangor
Ards and North Down Borough Council has approved a £50 million redevelopment of Bangor town centre, close to the seafront.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Office conversion lined up for new Cardiff hotel
Proposals to convert an office block in Cardiff’s Queen Street into a major apartment hotel have been lodged with the city council.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
• Leigh homes approved
• Planning application submitted for Walsall scheme
• Application for affordable homes in Dover lodged
• Neighbourhood plan submitted in Stockport
• Funding announced for Stafford river scheme
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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