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Planning news – 31 March 2022

by on April 1, 2022

Government launches Community Housing Fund
The Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government (DLUHC) has announced that 1,200 homes will be delivered in England through a £4 million Community Housing Fund.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cash for councils to address coastal erosion
The UK Government has announced a £36 million investment in exploring ‘innovative approaches’ to adapting to the effects of coastal erosion.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Listed homes won’t need permission for solar panels in London borough
Residents in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea will no longer need to apply for individual consent from the council to have solar panels fitted on their listed homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Nature should be ‘at the heart’ of design codes
The RTPI and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have called for design codes to put net zero, nature recovery and equality at the beginning of the planning and development process.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cardiff Bay development involving arena approved
The regeneration of Cardiff Bay’s Atlantic Wharf has made a significant step forward now that the first phase, involving a new 17,000-capacity arena and a 182-bedroom hotel, has been approved by the city council.
Roger Milne, The Planner

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    Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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