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Planning news – 28 October 2021

by on October 29, 2021

£3.9bn for decarbonising heat and buildings set out in Net Zero Strategy
The UK Government has committed £3.9 billion of new funding for the decarbonisation of heat and buildings as part of its Net Zero Strategy.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

13 areas in England to take part in digital planning trial
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced that 13 local planning authorities in England will trial ‘innovative’ digital tools that intend to help local people have their say in the planning process.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lords’ ancient woodland amendment to environment bill rejected
MPs have voted against a House of Lords’ amendment to the environment bill that would have seen a minimum 50-metre buffer around ancient woodland near new development.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Drive to scale up renewable generation in Wales
The Welsh Government stressed this week that it wants to scale up renewable generation. It has assembled a group of 17 experts, both within the sector and from outside, to identify what needs to be done to overcome any barriers.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Central Bedfordshire road scheme gets government backing
The roads minister, Baroness Vere, has announced that Central Bedfordshire will receive £32.7 million funding from the government to build a new bypass to ease transport of goods between the M1 and the Midlands.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

News round-up
• Birmingham council approves Balsall Heath plans
• ilke Homes to deliver housing in Hastings
• Blackwall reach development approved
• Civic centre in North East sold for development
Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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