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Planning news – 25 February 2021

by on February 26, 2021

Nature recovery should be in plans to ‘grow back better’ from pandemic
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has stated that it is ‘vital’ that the recovery of nature is prioritised in the UK’s economic recovery efforts alongside action on climate change to grow back better from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Design team for Camden green infrastructure project announced
Charity Camden Highline has awarded a team led by James Corner Field Operations the contract to design a new elevated park that will link Camden Town to King’s Cross.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government wants growth body to support OxCam Arc
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has announced the government’s intention to establish an ‘arc growth body’ to support the Oxford-Cambridge Arc’s development into a ‘a global innovation powerhouse’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Not enough housing for older people in capital, warns think tank
There should be a ‘stronger and more coordinated approach’ to building homes that suit older people living in London, according to a think tank.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Pioneering regional energy strategy for South Wales gets under way
The ten councils in South Wales involved in the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal have begun work with the Welsh Government’s energy service on a pioneering regional energy strategy and implementation plan for the next financial year.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
• National park approves affordable homes
• Council submits plans for a relief road
• Residents’ views sought on Surrey infrastructure schemes
• Taunton Debenhams threatened with demolition
• BPF appoints retail board chair
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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