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Planning news – 5 May 2022

by on May 6, 2022

Built environment professionals seek to improve diversity
Membership bodies working across the built environment have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see them work together to create a ‘more diverse, equitable and inclusive sector’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Second year of mentoring scheme launches
Women in Planning has launched the second year of its mentoring scheme.
The mentoring scheme aims to bring together people who are seeking support and guidance from experienced professionals to develop their career.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Plans for garden village near Tring submitted
A hybrid planning application has been submitted to Dacorum Borough Council for a 1,400-home garden village.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Housing developments more likely to be rejected for poor design
The Planning Inspectorate is now three times as likely to back local authority rejections of housing developments for poor design following last year’s revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Huw Morris, The Planner

Huge Torfaen land reclamation project due to start
The remediation of the largest remaining area of industrial dereliction in south-east Wales is gathering momentum.
Roger Milne, The Planner

News round-up
– Barnet approves community accommodation scheme
– 86 homes acquired
– Cala outlines Sussex and Surrey housing plans
– TfWM appoints VolkerFitzpatrick to build new stations
– Hinckley approves Stoke Golding plans
– Solar panels installed on Edinburgh Castle
Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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