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Planning news – 12 August 2021

by on August 13, 2021

Tall building pipeline ‘remains strong’
Research has shown that the pipeline of high-rise buildings across the UK ‘remains strong’ with more than three quarters designed for residential purposes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Jenrick writes to PINs over planning changes
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has urged planning inspectors to be ‘alive’ to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) announced in July.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government urged to create wilder national parks
Ministers have been urged to show ‘real leadership’ and create wilder national parks where grouse shoots are phased out to improve the health of moorland.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Go-ahead for major Swansea student housing scheme
North Wales developer Watkin Jones has been given approval this week to create a major student accommodation scheme in Swansea city centre.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lambeth proposes increase in CIL
Lambeth Council has announced that it wants to increase the amount developers will pay through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to help the council to deliver its goals.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Travelodge approved in Ipswich
• Permission granted for school improvements
• Leeds ward to deliver arts neighbourhood plan
• Royal Mineral Water Hospital to be restored
• Barnet building to be extended upwards
• Skatepark in Stroud to close
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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