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Planning news – 20 May 2021

by on May 21, 2021

Government urged to consider flooding in planning bill
Flood Re and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) have called on the government to make sure that new homes are not built in areas at risk of flooding.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

MPs to investigate how rural productivity can be boosted
An inquiry to explore how the rural economy can be boosted in a post Covid-19 world has been launched by a group of cross-party MPs and peers.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Housing divide between young and old widens due to Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated housing inequalities between the young and old, according to recent research.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

South East submits most applications seeking permission
April saw a drop in the number of planning applications submitted to the Planning Portal for England and Wales, with the most applications being submitted in the South East.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

13k affordable homes started in London last year
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has released figures that show 13,318 affordable homes were started in the capital in 2020/21.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Partners announced for Nottingham development
• Railway design competition winner announced
• Council seeks to protect healthcare services in Chelsea
• Project seeks to tackle transport-related exclusion for young people
• Natural burial ground approved
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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