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Planning news – 4 November 2021

by on November 5, 2021

COP26: Time is running out, says Johnson
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told global leaders at the start of the COP26 conference that it is ‘one minute to midnight’ on the ‘Doomsday clock’ of climate change and that ‘we need to act now’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Budget and Spending Review: Sunak outlines £24bn housing settlement
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has committed to a multi-year investment worth £24 billion for housing, as well as confirming a £65 million investment to digitise the planning process.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Budget and Spending Review: Sunak allocates first round of bids to Levelling Up Fund
In his Budget on 27 October Chancellor Rishi Sunak allocated the first round of bids from the Levelling Up Fund, which totals £1.7 billion for investment in more than 100 local areas.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

New tidal lagoon project proposed for Swansea
Ambitious £1.7 billion proposals for a tidal lagoon and associated development on Swansea’s waterfront have been unveiled by an international consortium.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Application to regenerate Longbridge MG site submitted
A planning application has been submitted to Birmingham City Council for the regeneration of the MG site in Longbridge, where the Mini design was first conceived.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Lichfield announces leisure project go-ahead
• Lovell acquires housing land in Corby
• Revised plans submitted for Southwark office building
• More than 200 homes approved in Bolton
Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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