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Planning news – 18 March 2021

by on March 19, 2021

RTPI to raise profile of urban planning globally
The RTPI has launched a strategy that seeks to raise the profile of urban planning as a ‘pivotal’ issue in the global policy to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government announces £2.7m tree fund
The government has announced a new £2.7 million initiative as part of its plans to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

MHCLG appoints firm to reimagine planning notifications
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and Innovation UK have appointed Commonplace to help reimagine planning notices.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Equality is as crucial as climate actions for creating sustainable cities
To secure the long-term success of cities and ensure that they are sustainable, equality and social inclusion must go hand in hand with climate protection and economic growth, according to a report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government funding to help deliver homes in Nottinghamshire
The government has announced £86 million in funding – contributed from two funding streams – to hasten the delivery of 3,000 homes in Fairham, near Nottingham.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Submit your entry to the RTPI’s research awards now
• DfT expands in Birmingham and Leeds
• Footbridge at Cleethorpes railway approved
• 133 homes near Falmouth green-lit
• Welsh Government announces appointments to the Design Commission for Wales
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar and Martin Read, The Planner

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