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Planning news – 7 October 2021

by on October 8, 2021

PPG update published on paragraph 22
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has written to the Planning Inspectorate to confirm that guidance has been published on the way local authorities should reflect the recent National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) paragraph 22 changes in their local plans.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Greenfield surcharge would spur on brownfield development
The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has recommended that a ‘greenfield surcharge’ would encourage development of brownfield land.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Tough new flooding advice announced for Wales
The Welsh Government this week unveiled what it claims is the UK’s toughest guidance on development in areas prone to flooding and coastal erosion.
Roger Milne, The Planner

PINS: Open cases at its highest point in the last year
Statistics published by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) show that it has more than 12,526 open cases – its highest number in the past 12 months.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Doncaster adopts local plan
Doncaster Council has adopted its local plan after it was approved by a meeting of the full council.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Councils must be at heart of levelling up
• Offshore wind pipeline exceeds 400GW worldwide
• Gove on levelling up
• North East construction firms meet over material shortage
• Tool launched to aid PDR site search
• Developer chosen for Wolverhampton development
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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