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Planning news – 3 June 2021

by on June 4, 2021

A third of UK population covered by councils pledging net-zero
More than a third of the UK’s population is now represented by local authorities that are planning to reach net-zero emissions ahead of the government’s 2050 commitment.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Fire statement proposal for high-rise developments after Grenfell
Developers must submit a fire statement alongside a planning application for multi-occupied residential buildings under government proposals following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Huw Morris, The Planner

London’s brownfield has the capacity for 400k homes
More than 400,000 homes within 1.5km of a town centre could be built on brownfield land in London, according to an AECOM report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Warwick opts not to contest appeal after ‘irrational’ refusal
A West Midlands authority will not defend an appeal by a developer against its rejection of a 200-home scheme.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Appeal court rejects Elephant and Castle homes challenge
The Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge to the London Borough of Southwark’s approval of a major regeneration project at the Elephant and Castle.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
• Government to reform supply chain plans for renewable energy
• Liverpool to set out code of practice after damaging inspection
• Birmingham’s clean air zone is UK first for private cars
• Supreme Court rejects challenge to neighbourhood development plan
• Green space inequality hampers 2.78 million people
• And more stories…
Huw Morris, The Planner

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