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27/07/2018

England Round-up: NPPF publication and response; MPs call for post-Brexit environmental audit office; planning has ‘life or death’ role in heatwaves

Words: Huw Morris
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A round-up of planning news in England: 21 July-July 27, 2018

Government publishes revised NPPF

The much-anticipated revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has finally been published, and The Planner has been collating response from across the profession.

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NPPF reaction: Welcome change or missed opportunity?

Reaction to the revised NPPF is mixed, with some commentators welcoming elements of the new framework, others seeing the revision as a missed opportunity to address substantial challenges.

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RTPI: NPPF will put planners under ‘significant pressure’

Local authority leaders and senior managers must now recognise the ‘significant pressure’ facing planning teams as a result of the revised National Planning Policy Framework.

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MPs call for post-Brexit Environmental Enforcement and Audit Office

MPs are demanding that the government should set up an independent oversight body to ensure that environmental governance, enforcement and policy currently carried out by the European Commission are not lost after Brexit.

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Initiative launched to enhance National Parks woodland

A ‘statement of ambition’ has been launched to expand and enhance woodland in National Parks in a bid to protect wildlife and connect people with nature.

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Perry gives go-ahead to fracking at controversial Lancashire site

A ‘statement of ambition’ has been launched to expand and enhance woodland in National Parks in a bid to protect wildlife and connect people with nature.

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Review calls for evidence on planning appeal inquiries

The government is calling for evidence for an ‘end-to-end’ review of planning appeal inquiries.

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Planning has ‘matter of life and death’ role in adapting to heatwaves

Local spatial plans and urban development must be at the forefront of adapting to soaring temperatures as “a matter of life and death” in the next 20 years, according to an influential group of MPs.

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RTPI slams ‘deeply flawed’ green watchdog proposal

Government plans for a post-Brexit environmental watchdog are ‘deeply flawed’ because it will only have jurisdiction over England, according to the RTPI.

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Government moves to reform local enterprise partnership proposal

The government is proposing to shake up Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) by reforming their leadership, governance and accountability to improve diversity.

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Tesco set to open 60 stores in drive for discount market

Tesco is poised to launch around 60 stores in a ‘new retail format’ to fight back against its discount rivals.

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Marine plan for South Coast launched

A policy framework for managing the seas around England’s south coast has been adopted by the UK government.

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