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02/08/2019

England round-up: NPPF changes not protecting trees; Devolution proposals submitted for Yorkshire

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 27 July-2 August, 2019

NPPF changes not protecting trees

Some local planners are failing to use the changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to safeguard trees and ancient woodland, according to the Woodland Trust.

The Planner

Devolution proposals submitted for Yorkshire

The leaders of One Yorkshire have set out new proposals that aim to unlock the benefits of devolution for all parts of the region as part of a full One Yorkshire devolution deal in 2022.

The Planner

City region transport chiefs demand government leadership on air quality

City region transport authorities have called on the government to show leadership on air quality and force major bodies to reveal their moves to cut pollution.

The Planner

Liverpool submits £230 million 'Green City Deal' proposal to Johnson

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has submitted a bid to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a £230 million 'Green City Deal' that aims to tackle climate change and grow the economy.

The Planner

North West leads on construction contract value awarded

The north west of England topped the regions for construction contract awards value in June with a 36.6 per cent share of the total contract value, according to Barbour ABI statistics.

The Planner

Bricklayers in short supply, survey suggests

Nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of construction SMEs are struggling to hire bricklayers, a survey by the Federation of Master Builders has suggested.

The Planner

Jenrick to champion Midlands Engine 

Housing and local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced he will lead plans to grow the economy in the Midlands as the region’s champion.

The Planner

Appeal launched against council's refusal to allow eight flats on site

Developers of the former Royal British Legion site in Potters Bar have appealed against the council's refusal to grant planning permission for eight flats. 

Welwyn Hatfield Times

Self-build project agreed for Shrewsbury

A first-of-its-kind initiative to allow people to build their own homes in Shrewsbury has been given the go-ahead by Shropshire Council.

Shropshire Star

New housing minister hints at Help to Buy extension

New housing secretary of state Robert Jenrick has refused to rule out extending the Help to Buy scheme.

Financial Reporter

Owners of unfinished building in Barnet issued completion deadline

Owners of a building in Barnet, Hertfordshire have been issued an enforcement notice asking them to complete the construction of a building in Mortimer Close, Childs Hill, which has remained a concrete breeze block shell with no roof or windows since construction work on the project stalled.

Times Series

Decision on Knaresborough housing development set for next week

A decision on a housing development, which would comprise 402 homes, on the outskirts of Knaresborough is set to be made next week. It was meant to be voted on in May.

Stray FM

Work begins on £1bn East London housing regeneration

Demolition has begun on one of London’s biggest housing regeneration projects, marking a significant step forward for the £1 billion scheme.

Infrastructure Intelligence

Bellway tries again after losing Bolton planning appeal

Housebuilder Bellway has resubmitted proposals for 174 homes on a 20-acre greenfield plot in Westhoughton after its previous application was dismissed following a planning appeal.

Place North West

Houses approved on allotment site

A housing development has been given planning permission by Cornwall Council, despite the site having been earmarked for allotments.

Cornish Stuff

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