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Planning news – 16 December 2021

by on December 17, 2021

Khan sets about rewilding London
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a £600,000 Rewild London Fund that seeks to restore London’s ‘most precious’ wildlife sites.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Councils in Staffordshire to work on county deal
Nine councils in Staffordshire have pledged to work together on a county deal with the government under its levelling-up agenda.
The Planner

Welsh Government tells Monmouthshire to cut housing numbers to conform with regional plan
The Welsh Government has asked Monmouthshire Council to lower its housing targets amid concerns that it would conflict with the nation’s wider strategic growth plans.
Simon Wicks, The Planner

Heritage-led regeneration key to future of town centres
A report has suggested that embedding regeneration within investment programmes intended to revitalise high streets will more effectively drive the growth and renewal of Britain’s historic town centres.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Counties call for strategic planning to ease excessive housing development
Forthcoming government reforms must introduce a strategic planning model to align housebuilding and infrastructure in county areas, according to latest research.
Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
• Local authorities advised to be ready to host events virtually
• CPO for Rainham and Beam Park withdrawn
• Hertsmere announces large response to draft plan
• Eutopia secures brownfield site in Gloucester
• Medway approves TopHat’s housing plans
Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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