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Planning news – 24 September 2021

by on September 24, 2021

MHCLG to change name as Johnson reaffirms commitment to levelling-up agenda
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will be changed to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities as part of his commitment to level up across the UK.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning Inspectorate Wales to transfer to new service next week
The Planning Inspectorate has announced that casework handled by Planning Inspectorate Wales will transfer to the new service on 1 October.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Rail’s slow recovery threatens high streets and rising congestion
Commuting by train has reached just a third of pre-Covid pandemic levels, threatening the future of towns and city centres and propelling increased congestion.
Huw Morris, The Planner

WMCA approves £2bn CRSTS bid
The board of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved bids to the government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) fund and Bus Service Improvement Plan fund worth – with local top-up – £2 billion for the next five years.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Developer fined for not completing landscaping work
Housebuilder Fitzpatrick Group has been fined £2,500 after ignoring a legal notice instructing the firm to complete landscaping work at new homes in Rugby.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

  • Permission sought for homes in Shepshed
  • Housebuilder partners with UKGBC to improve sustainability
  • Retirement development to be zero carbon
  • Plans for Nottingham development altered owing to pandemic
  • Partnership seeks to encourage under-represented groups to become barristers
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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