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Planning news – 01 April 2021

by on April 1, 2021

Government announces extra funding for green homes
The much-trumpeted Green Homes Grant scheme to insulate houses – launched by the government just last September – has been axed with the money allocated to a separate insulation fund run by councils.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

11 per cent increase in applications submitted for planning in Q3
District councils in England received 111,700 applications for planning permission between October and December 2020 (Q3), according to a statistical release by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Berkshire film studio approved
Wokingham Borough Council’s planning committee has granted planning approval for a temporary film studio in Shinfield, which is the first phase of a larger studio proposed for the site.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Welsh rail testing facility progresses
Proposals for a ‘world-class’ £150 million rail testing facility on a former opencast mining site at the head of the Dulais and Tawe Valleys made significant progress this week.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Bradford council plans a new Northern Powerhouse station
The leader of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council has announced that the site of the city’s St James’s Wholesale Market is the planned location for a new Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) station.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

• Network Rail signs up to newt licence
• Fossil fuel lags behind renewable energy generation
• WMCA invests in Birmingham brownfield site
• Office redevelopment in Westminster approved
• Cultural hub in Hayes gets go-ahead
• And other stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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