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Planning news – 1 July 2021

by on July 2, 2021

Measures to guarantee fire safety added to PPG
Measures that seek to ensure that fire safety matters are incorporated at the planning stage for high-rise residential developments have been added to Planning Practice Guidance (PPG).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Apprentice scheme to aid heritage construction starts this week
The Hamish Ogston Foundation and Historic England have announced a £4.325 million programme that seeks to address ‘long-term and severe’ heritage skills shortages in the construction sector.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New protected areas to be created in England
Natural England has announced that it is considering proposals for new National Nature Reserves and that it will establish new protected areas.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Nearly 35,000 homes completed by Homes England last year
Homes England’s various housing programmes saw the completion of 34,995 homes between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Community forest to be established in the South West
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that a community forest will be created in Plymouth, South Devon.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Solar farm consultation on Anglesey
• Cash for Bristol regeneration
• Hertfordshire appoints partner for urban extension
• London council to get £750,000 in funding
• Lichfield bids for government funding
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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