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Conference breakout session: The pitfalls and considerations for moving to cloud-based planning systems

We have less than a week to go until our Spring Conference 2022 and have added even more great sessions to the agenda.

Gordon Norrie, head of applications and innovation at StatMap Ltd will be running a session on Thursday 28 April, 14:00 – 15:00pm titled ‘The pitfalls and considerations for moving to Cloud-based planning systems’.

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Planning news – 14 April 2022

1,000 homes to be built in South West over five years
A ‘multimillion-pound’ package will see 1,000 homes built across Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset over the next five years.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Lincolnshire solar park granted consent
Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has granted a development consent order (DCO) for Little Crow Solar Park in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Conference: Urban Regeneration session hosted by Local Partnerships and TerraQuest Solutions

TerraQuest Solutions are working with Local Partnerships to facilitate better the acceleration and delivery of housing development in the public sector, by using data and technology, to meet Local Authorities’ regeneration and housing growth objectives, and ensure the ever-increasing demands for affordable housing are met. 

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Participate in the International Digital Planning Survey

Claire Daniel, Scientia PhDScholar at UNSW is undertaking an International Digital Planning Survey to inform how the planning profession should respond to predictions of digital change. The research is supported by the professional planning institutes and associations of Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

We are pleased to support Claire in this research and are calling for all planners to be please take part. Claire has written an article with more information below, or you can access the survey here: https://unsw.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNpBrLbP4axrB0a.

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Webinar: Catch up on episode six

Following the launch of our new platform in January, Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director and James Garrett, our Policy and Strategy Advisor, provide an update of developments and fixes we have deployed over the past few months, so if you have experienced any queries with your applications, you can find an update here.  

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Planning news – 7 April 2022

Biodiversity emergency declared across Greater Manchester
Leaders across Greater Manchester have signed the ‘Edinburgh Declaration’ as they look to reverse habitat loss.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Increasing rail capacity features in Midlands transport plan
Midlands Connect has launched its strategic transport plan for the region as it looks to improve economic growth and productivity and address social exclusion.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

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Day 1 of our Spring Conference is all about Urban Regeneration

Urban regeneration can bring back life and prosperity to our towns and cities, and with the impact of COVID on town centres in particular this has never been more important.

We have a packed agenda!
Amy Harhoff, Corporate Director of Regeneration and Growth from Durham County Council will be giving our keynote speech.

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Planning news – 31 March 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

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Date change for this month’s Portal webinar

Please note that the date has changed for the next webinar (episode 6), it is now scheduled for Tuesday 12 April, 12:00 – 12:30pm.

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Extension of Nutrient Neutrality advice: What is a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)?

Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017

Following an extension of nutrient neutrality advice, applications for planning permission in designated protected sites must now undergo a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA). Proving that the surface water runoff and wastewater will be less than that generated by the existing use. An increase is often found on developments which result in a greater net population being served by a wastewater system, such as overnight accommodation developments.

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