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Planning news – 21 April 2022

by on April 22, 2022

Developers agree funding for building safety repairs
The government has announced an agreement that means the industry will contribute £5 billion to address building safety following the fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government announces £7.6m rail innovation competition
Rail minister Wendy Morton has announced a first-of-a-kind competition in partnership with Innovate UK for firms specialising in innovation to modernise the railways. The winners would receive up to £7.6 million.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

Guarded welcome for Welsh nuclear proposals in energy strategy
Politicians have given a guarded welcome to the UK Government’s energy policy announcements, which have given fresh hope for a nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey as well as the prospect of mini-nuclear reactors at Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Funding confirmed for improvement to Greater Manchester’s transport network
Capital and network funding has been agreed to help deliver the Bee Network, a London-style transport network for Greater Manchester.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Public sector capacity bolstered by Public Practice
Public Practice has announced that 25 associates have been placed in 18 local authorities as part of its eighth cohort.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

  • Kinloch Glen peatland project completes
  • Plans for Nuneaton town centre project submitted
  • Bucks LEP secures £7.7m government funding
  • ‘The Forum’ plans approved in Stevenage
  • Lovell housing plans approved in Snaith
  • Coventry appoints firm to review ground lease portfolio
    Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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