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Planning Portal news – 19 August 2021

by on August 20, 2021

Consultation opens on NSIP process
The government has published a consultation on the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning (NSIP) regime that seeks views on its processes from those who engage with the regime.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

55,000 households used help-to-buy scheme last year
According to government statistics, more than 55,000 households bought their home using the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme in the 2020/21 financial year.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

First Homes scheme open for bids
The government is inviting housebuilders to bid for a share of a £150 million package by offering plots for sale as First Homes, which are aimed at first-time buyers and key workers.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government seeks views on the Architects Registration Board
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has launched a call for evidence on plans that seek to ‘modernise regulation and improve accessibility and innovation’ in the sector.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Zero-carbon student village proposed in Cornwall
Cornish developer Verto has submitted a reserved matters planning application for a ‘world-first’ Zero Carbon Student Village at Penvose in Falmouth.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Community parkland approved
• Southwark appoints consultancies on design code work
• A55 resilience scheme progressing ‘well’
• Law firm issues warning about material shortages
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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