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06/08/2021

England round-up: Lambeth proposes increase in CIL; Permitted development changes could see loss of 80% of high street shop

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 31 July-6 August, 2021

The Planner returns to print next month

The RTPI has announced that The Planner will return to print this September.

The Planner

Lambeth proposes increase in CIL

Lambeth Council has announced that it wants to increase the amount developers will pay through the community infrastructure levy (CIL) to help the council to deliver its goals.

The Planner

Views sought on Swindon local plan

Swindon Borough Council has published a consultation on its updated local plan, which includes allocations for 21,600 homes.  

The Planner

Permitted development changes could see loss of 80% of high street shops

Research has suggested that 80 per cent of shops and other commercial premises on English high streets could be lost as a result of changes to permitted development rights (PDRs) that came into force this month (August).

The Planner

Research into social and economic impact of design launched

The Design Council has launched a research programme into the current and future social, environmental and economic impact of design in the UK.

The Planner

Report: Rural communities missing out on levelling-up cash

Funding allocated through the government’s levelling-up programme is “failing” to recognise the needs of rural communities.

The Planner

Council seeks to protect Hemel Hempstead from PDRs

Dacorum Borough Council is making an article 4 direction to help to protect the main areas of the town centre from the loss of shops, cafés and other such business premises to residential use.

The Planner

Nature tool launched

A tool that is intended to help built environment professionals play a greater part in nature recovery and climate resilience has been launched.

The Planner

Natural England launches newts protection scheme

Natural England has announced a district-level licensing scheme in Yorkshire that seeks to conserve local populations of great crested newts while promoting sustainable development.

The Planner

Johnsons’ Meadows declared an SSSI

Johnsons’ Meadows in the East Midlands has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Planner

Man who built lake without permission fined

A man who built outbuildings and a lake without planning permission has been fined more than £1,300 at a hearing at Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

Eastern Daily Press

Referendum to be held over village neighbourhood plan

Voters will be heading to the polls in Alresford next month to cast their ballot on a proposed neighbourhood plan for the village.

Tendring District Council

Pig farm relocation plan to spare residents from smell

Plans to relocate an intensive pig farm in Shropshire are set to be approved in a bid to rescue nearby residents from the smell.

Shropshire Star

Views sought on golf course redevelopment

Leeds residents are being given the opportunity to offer their views regarding the proposed transformation of a former golf course in South Leeds.

Leeds City Council

Plans unveiled for residential development on Alderley Road

Story Homes has revealed that it is preparing a reserved matters planning application for a scheme that includes a mix of one, two, three, four and five-bedroomed units delivered in a range of apartments, terraced, semi-detached and detached houses.

alderleyedge.com

City of London Corporation wins affordable housing permission

The governing body of London’s financial district has won planning for 91 social housing homes on an existing estate in the neighbouring borough of Islington.

Housing Today

Public asked to shape plans for council's Leamington HQ

Residents are being asked to shape the future regeneration of Warwick District Council’s Milverton Hill headquarters. Riverside House is to be redeveloped after the council gave notice of its intention to move out.

Coventry Live

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