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Planning news – 26 August 2021

by on August 27, 2021

RTPI commissions consultancy to probe design codes
The RTPI has appointed consultants LDA Design to produce research on how design codes in England can help the government achieve its net-zero targets and tackle the ongoing ecological emergency.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Bacon review calls for reforms to boost custom and self-build
The government should introduce a specific designation of land for custom and self-build (CSB) housing among its reforms to the planning system, according to an independent review.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Record 20 bid for UK City of Culture honour
A record number of applications has been made to become the UK’s City of Culture 2025, with representatives from all four home nations vying for the honour.
Huw Morris, The Planner

UK’s poorest areas have the most gambling outlets
The UK’s poorest areas have the highest number of gambling premises, according to a report from the University of Bristol.
Huw Morris, The Planner

New sustainable standards in Wales set for affordable housing
Welsh ministers have announced new quality standards for social housing in Wales focusing on flexibility, space and sustainability.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up

  • Call for task group applications to review nature-based solutions
  • Government launches fund for community-led affordable housing
  • Plans submitted for veterinary hospital at West Longbridge
  • Sheffield backs first phase of major regeneration project
  • Tibbalds appointed for Hemel Hempstead design code
  • And more stories…
    Huw Morris, The Planner

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