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Planning news – 29 April 2021

by on April 30, 2021

Task force launched for digital planning
An independent panel has been launched with the intention to promote an integrated digitally informed approach of town and country planning.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government funding to help people build their own homes
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced £150 million in government funding to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Peatlands and native woodlands are best for carbon storage
Peatlands and native UK woodlands have the greatest capacity to store carbon, according to research by Natural England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Council issues article 4 direction to protect green belt site
Sevenoaks District Council has issued an article 4 direction to ensure that a green belt site in Shoreham being sold for development is protected.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Green light for 432-home Cardiff scheme
Proposals for a major residential-led mixed-use scheme at a key site in Cardiff, which is set to provide more than 430 homes, gained the go-ahead this week.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
• Homes England buys first phase of community development
• Fylde development rescued
• Council homes approved
• Plans on show for Nottingham city centre site
• Norwich site with planning permission sold
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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