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England round-up: RTPI outlines planning reform priorities; Exeter targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 18 April-24 April, 2020

RTPI outlines planning reform priorities

The RTPI maintains in its new report that planning in England should be refocused on 21st century issues and technology should be harnessed to improve efficiency.

The Planner

Exeter targets carbon neutrality by 2030

Exeter City Futures has set out its plan to the city council detailing how the city could become carbon-neutral by 2030 – and ensuring that everyone has access to renewable energy.

The Planner

Consultancy launches Covid-19 tracker

Planning consultancy Lichfields has created an online resource to assist planning professionals with navigating the planning environment during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Planner

RTPI works on international strategy

An RTPI working group has met for the first time to begin work on the institute’s international strategy.

The Planner

Expansion of Northumberland port to go ahead

Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee has granted planning permission for proposals to expand the Port of Blyth.

The Planner

Partnership in accord on homes on MoD land

Two deals totalling £140 million have been agreed on between Homes England and developer Lovell Partnerships to deliver homes in Yorkshire and Wiltshire.

The Planner

Middlesbrough snow centre approved

Plans for a £30 million indoor centre in Middlesbrough have been granted planning permission by Middlesbrough Council.

The Planner

Clitheroe homes approved

Ribble Valley Borough Council has granted reserved matters approval for 426 homes and a new spine road in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

The Planner

Council criticised for carrying on planning work

Stafford Borough Council has been criticised for dealing with planning applications during the coronavirus pandemic.

Express and Star

Plan for 38 new homes in Telford to be considered

Thirty-eight new homes could be built on the site of three houses and nearby grassland in Telford, if plans are approved on Tuesday 28 April.

Shrophire Star

Work finally starts to complete unfinished eyesore

Work is set to start on a controversial Devon house that featured on the ‘saddest episode ever’ of Channel 4’s Grand Designs.

Devon Live

Approval for £150m improvement scheme

Plans to make £150 million worth of improvements to the main road in and out of Fleetwood have been backed.

Insider Media