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Planning news – 6 May 2021

by on May 7, 2021

High Court spurns bid to continue virtual planning meetings
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge that sought to continue local authority remote meetings beyond 6 May.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Guide: Biodiversity must be studied early in planning process
Biodiversity should be considered at the earliest stages of planning for residential development in order to encourage wildlife to live there and help to reverse habitat decline, according to a guide published 27 April.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Deal required for net-zero homes, says report
The government has been urged to commit to making every social home in the UK as energy-efficient as possible by 2030.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Key Burry Port regeneration land deal move
Land with outline planning permission for more than 300 homes at Burry Port harbour is to be sold by Carmarthenshire County Council in a move designed to help speed up the wider regeneration of the area.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Permission sought for student scheme in Nottingham
Proposals for a 692-unit, purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme on the site of the former Royal Mail sorting office in the centre of Nottingham have been submitted to the city council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• 146 homes approved at Rugby radio station
• Council homes in Nottingham a step closer
• Architects appointed to oversee pilot decarbonisation project
• Application for reserved matters at Oxford science district submitted
• 18-storey residential block approved
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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