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Planning news- 17 June 2021

by on June 18, 2021

Government announces cash for Town Deals and a nature programme for Cornwall
Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that 30 towns in England will receive a share of £725 million to help to boost local economies and create jobs.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Alliance seeks to mitigate changing rainfall patterns in Kent woods
The RSPB and ecological consultancy Ecological Planning and Research (EPR) Ltd have teamed up to alleviate the impact of the climate crisis on critical ancient woodland in Kent.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

‘Sporadic funding’ stifling net-zero efforts
A systematic approach to planning, funding and powers is needed to meet net-zero ambitions at the local level, rather than the current ‘sporadic funding’ described as ‘stifling’ in a new report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cardiff’s recovery blueprint targets city centre
Cardiff Council has begun consulting on its post-Covid-19 recovery and renewal strategy for the capital.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Hampshire reservoir is approved
East Hampshire District Council has granted planning permission for Havant Thicket Reservoir near Havant to secure water supplies for the future and protect chalk streams.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• McNairney awarded CBE
• 52 homes approved in central London
• Homes England appoints chief executive
• Carlisle adopts SPD for garden village
• Businesses write to PM to put nature’s recovery at heart of the planning system
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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