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Planning news – 23 June 2022

by on June 24, 2022

Year-on-year decline in planning application submissions continues
In May, 57,438 applications from England and Wales were submitted to the Planning Portal.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Hampshire council to consult on local plan due to ‘brutal housing targets’
East Hampshire District Council has announced that it is going to hold a consultation later this year on its local plan because of the government’s ‘brutal’ and ‘flawed’ housing methodology.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: Not enough brownfield land capacity to meet housing demand
If every piece of land on councils’ brownfield land registers were to be built on, this capacity equates to just 31 per cent of the 4.5 million new homes needed over the next 15 years to meet demand, reveals a report.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Planning system could be amended to support freight sector
The government intends to publish a call for evidence by autumn as part of its works to better support the freight and logistics sector.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

330 homes approved in Cambridge
Huntingdonshire District Council has granted planning permission for 336 homes at Wintringham Park, a sustainable urban extension development east of St Neots in Cambridgeshire.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up
-£7.8m tree-planting fund opens
-Tower Hamlets wins ‘Tree Cities of the World’ award
-Plans revealed for 90 affordable homes in East London
-Survey suggests people in Scotland want more good-quality, low-cost housing for rent
-Telford agrees on housing deal with Greenstone
-And more stories…
Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya

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