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Planning news – 25 November 2021

by on November 26, 2021

Legislation will require new homes to have electric vehicle chargers
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to legislation that will make it mandatory for new homes to have electric vehicle charging points installed from 2022.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

All neighbourhoods should have a parish council to aid levelling up, says report
A centre-right think tank has recommended strengthening the quality of governance in town and parish councils to help communities and places to level up.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Minister refuses proposal for Pembrokeshire solar park
Welsh climate change minister Julie James has agreed with an inspector and rejected a proposal for a solar park close to the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park (PCNP) after accepting that its benefits did not outweigh the harm to best-quality agricultural land.
Huw Morris, The Planner

‘Comprehensive’ brownfield-first policy needed in NPPF, says report
A comprehensive brownfield-first policy should be set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and brownfield-targeted housing funds established to enable levelling up across England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Logistic facilities approved in North East
Durham County Council has granted planning permission for Elddis Transport’s proposals to expand onto a site it has recently acquired.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Measures to protect Hemel town centre confirmed
• Council assembles team to deliver Huddersfield regeneration
• Leeds approves Streets for People scheme
• Ebbsfleet housing scheme approved
• Public consultation launched for Ebbsfleet Central development
• And more stories…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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