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Planning news – 26 May 2022

by on May 27, 2022

Survey: Councillors want councils to move to hybrid way of holding meetings
Responding to a survey, 72 per cent of councillors say moving to a hybrid model of holding meetings could attract more younger people, ethnic minorities and women to stand in local elections.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government pledges £15m for garden communities
Housing minister Stuart Andrew has announced £15 million in funding to support the delivery of thousands of homes in garden communities across England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

154 homes approved for Rochester development
Medway Council has granted planning permission for phase seven of Rochester Riverside in Medway, a £419 million regeneration scheme.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

307 homes approved in Mid Sussex
Mid Sussex Council has granted planning permission for 307 homes at Burgess Hill.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Map to document roadside biodiversity is commissioned
National Highways has commissioned Manchester Metropolitan University to develop a mapping system to make it easier for National Highways to keep track of the ecosystems bordering England’s 4,300 miles of motorways and major A-roads.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

-Eight towns to become cities
-TfL searching for joint venture partner
-Rail groups urge Golborne link rethink
-DLA presents Westbank Leeds plans
-Gloucestershire Airport announces completion of refurbishment works
-And more stories…
Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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