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Planning news – 5 August 2021

by on August 6, 2021

Fire safety planning requirements have come into force
Measures to ensure that fire safety matters are incorporated at the planning stage for high-rise residential developments have come into force.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

UK builders see Q2 rise in workloads
Builders’ workloads are at their highest levels for 10 years, and materials prices have also risen during the second quarter of 2021, April to June.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£40m committed to trees and nature recovery
The government has committed £40 million through its Green Recovery Challenge Fund to support 90 projects across England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Project Gigabit to bring superfast broadband to rural communities
The government has announced an investment of £5 billion into Project Gigabit to level up internet access across England.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Cardiff estate regeneration plans submitted
The regeneration of Cardiff’s Channel View Estate with the building of more than 300 new houses made progress this week.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
• Finalists for RTPI Research Awards 2021 announced
• Council submits application for leisure centre
• Wolverhampton joins circular economies agreement
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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