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Planning news – 27 May 2021

by on May 28, 2021

Approval of build-to-rent homes on a high
In the first three months of 2021, 6,937 new build-to-rent homes were granted full planning permission in the UK during the first three months of 2021, according to research published 24 May.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

14 councils announced for national model design guide pilot
The 14 local planning authorities in England selected to apply the new National Model Design Code (NMDC) to their areas have been announced by housing minister Christopher Pincher.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Views sought on Old Oak and Park Royal local plan
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) has published a seven-week public consultation on changes to its local plan.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

‘Queering’ of public spaces would encourage inclusion and accessibility
A report exploring the relationship between queer communities and public spaces recommends rethinking how towns and cities are designed to encourage inclusion for all.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Sustainable urban extension of Skegness revealed
Proposals have been set out for a Skegness Gateway that would see a sustainable urban extension delivered on a 136-hectare site to the west of the town.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Cornwall road upgrade will protect wildlife
• Council completes electric charge points installation
• TfL appoints bus programme designer
• Luxury homes approved near Ascot
• 185 homes approved for Acton
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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