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Planning news – 15 July 2021

by on July 16, 2021

Natural England launches updated biodiversity metric
Three new tools designed to help developers measure biodiversity net gain have been launched by Natural England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

High Court rules self-build man owes more than £115k in CIL
A High Court judge has ruled that a man from Radlett must pay £118,227.62 in community infrastructure levy (CIL) after finding that self-build exemption from the payment does not apply if a development does not have planning permission.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Local authorities hold key to addressing climate crisis
A coalition of local government, environmental and research organisations have called for urgent powers and resources for local authorities so that they can help to address the climate crisis.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New policies on second homes in prospect in Wales
Climate change minister Julie James announced this week that part of Wales will become a pilot area for new measures such as changes to tax and planning regulations in a bid to tackle Wales’s second homes crisis.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Birmingham City Council outlines Perry Barr draft masterplan
Birmingham City Council has published a draft Perry Barr 2040 Masterplan that seeks to improve the suburban area over the next two decades.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

News round-up
• Northamptonshire joins great crested newt scheme
• Westminster approves extra care homes
• Zero carbon homes unveiled
• Miller Homes buys Gedling site
• Shoreditch development approved
• School refurbishment approved
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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