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Planning news – 17 February 2022

by on February 18, 2022

Government to block planning permission if developers don’t protect leaseholders
Communities secretary Michael Gove has set out ‘tough’ measures enabling the government to block planning permission and building control sign-off on developments if professionals in the industry are not doing the right thing.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

WMCA outlines £879m budget for 2022/23
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has outlined its budget of £879.2 million for this year, which includes cash for infrastructure, land regeneration and climate change.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

£8.1bn green budget backed by Senedd Cymru
Senedd Cymru members this week voted to approve a draft budget that commits it to £8.1 billion of spending on green infrastructure over the next three years.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Rental homes approved near Cockfosters station
Enfield Council has been granted planning permission for 351 new rental homes on a site by Cockfosters London Underground station, subject to conditions.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Consultation begins on plans for Sunderland regeneration project
Planning consultancy Lichfields has outlined plans for a £20 million regeneration project in Sunderland at a public consultation launched this week.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
• Tower Hamlets toilets to be renovated
• Firm appointed to support Derby regeneration
• East Suffolk Council suffers loss of planners
• Design competition launched for Notting Hill Gate
• Spitfire to build 45 homes in Ombersley
• District licensing scheme turns four
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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