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Planning news – 30 September 2021

by on October 1, 2021

45 per cent increase in planning applications submitted
Statistics published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) show that 128,400 applications were submitted to district-level planning authorities in England seeking planning permission between April and June 2021.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Partnership seeks to help small builders
Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England have announced that they will invest an additional £300 million commitment to SME and regional housebuilders in the UK.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning and historic environment law set to be simplified
The Welsh Government has launched a new programme to simplify planning and historic environment law, part of a long-term project to create Codes of Welsh law.
Roger Milne, The Planner

£144k penalty for homes let without planning permission
Landlord Orofena St John has been issued with a penalty for building a number of extensions and converting them into seven flats and two bedsits without planning permission.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Multistorey student accommodation scheme approved in Nottingham
Nottingham City Council has granted planning permission for the latest phase of The Island Quarter, which will see a 12-storey purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) building delivered.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Health centre in Peak District town approved
• Temporary changes to planning application process extended in Northern Ireland
• RTPI president visits London boroughs
• Floating wind turbine reaches 54 gigawatts
• Regeneration adviser appointed for shopping centre transformation
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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