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Planning news – 29 July 2021

by on July 30, 2021

UNESCO strips Liverpool of World Heritage status
Liverpool has been stripped of its World Heritage status. The decision to delete Liverpool was made at a UNESCO meeting in China, where delegates voted 13 to five in favour of the recommendation.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Government launches consultation on building safety levy
The government has begun a consultation on a key policy reform for developing high-rise buildings in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Huw Morris, The Planner

West Midlands signs partnership for 5,000 homes
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has signed a partnership deal with developer St. Modwen to build 5,000 high-quality, energy efficient homes on disused industrial land in the next decade.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Energy recovery plant in Nottinghamshire gains approval
Housing and communities secretary Robert Jenrick has decided not to call in a proposal for an energy recovery facility at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Multi-million pound mansion makeover gets green light
A Hong Kong property tycoon has gained planning permission from Westminster City Council to rebuild a seven storey private mansion next to Hyde Park.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
• Ebbsfleet custom-build community wins approval
• Nottingham moves towards major homes scheme at Bestwood
• Regal London acquires latest Hackney plot for mixed-use scheme
• Government agrees to pay millions towards Long Stratton bypass
• Application submitted for performance venue in Derby
• And more stories…
Huw Morris, The Planner

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