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Planning news – 8 July 2021

by on July 9, 2021

Building safety bill to include regulator
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has outlined legislation that will introduce a building safety regulator and give residents more power to hold builders and developers to account.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

SoS confirms article 4 restrictions to control PDRs
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has set out measures to ensure that article 4 directions are used in a ‘targeted way’ to the protect ‘thriving core of historic high street areas’ but do not restrict the delivery of housing through permitted development rights (PDRs).
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cardiff Capital Region signs up to two global carbon initiatives
The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) cabinet has agreed to participate in two major international initiatives: the Race to Zero campaign and the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Roger Milne, The Planner

£6m for London green spaces
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has committed another £6 million of funding towards improving green spaces in the capital.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Stats show homebuilding is on the rise
There were 49,470 homes completed in England in the first quarter of 2021, according to government statistics.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Derelict farm becomes National Nature Reserve
• Tolworth station to be transformed
• Surrey neighbourhood backs plan
• Eye care centre approved
• Views wanted on Lichfield local plan
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar and Martin Read, The Planner

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