Planning Portal News http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/ Get the latest Planning Portal News. en-gb Copyright: (C) Crown Copyright, see http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/helpcontent/applyhelp/Terms+and+Conditions for terms and conditions of use. editorial@planningportal.gov.uk (Editorial team) Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:56:36 GMT Planning News 120 Planning Portal News http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/pins_images/portal/en/logo.gif http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/ Zero carbon homes exemption threshold proposed Proposals to exempt developments of 10 new homes or fewer in England from the requirement for carbon abatement or 'allowable solutions' contributions have been published in the Government's zero carbon homes consultation. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_1 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:42:36 GMT Birmingham transport blueprint unveiled A network of rapid transit buses and trams are at the centre of an ambitious 20-year transport blueprint for England’s second largest city. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_2 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:43:24 GMT Mixed fortunes for local plans as Leeds and Tyneside power ahead Local plans for two major northern cities – Leeds and Newcastle - have made significant progress in the past week. But strategies in Cheshire, the Home Counties, Staffordshire and Worcestershire have had mixed fortunes. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_3 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:44:48 GMT Report urges more devolution and simplified planning in enterprise zones The next Government should further extend devolutionary powers to the UK’s cities and city-regions to promote growth and close the UK's North-South divide, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers has recommended. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_4 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:38:28 GMT Government casts doubt on neighbourhood plan second home ban A second English neighbourhood plan – the draft strategy for the St Ives area of Cornwall – is proposing a policy which would specifically outlaw second homes. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_5 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:46:39 GMT News round-up 20 November 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/201114/201114_6 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:47:29 GMT Deal over Greater Manchester Mayor with strategic planning powers The Treasury has agreed a ground-breaking deal with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) over new powers for the organisation http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_1 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:53:13 GMT New funding and aid for neighbourhood plans The Government has announced further funding totalling some £23m to support local community groups in England http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_2 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:59:28 GMT Go-ahead for two major Kent mixed-use housing-led projects Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has allowed on appeal a 550-home, mixed-use development on farmland near four Grade II-listed buildings at Ramsgate Kent, in an area without a demonstrable five year supply of deliverable housing land. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_3 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:23:43 GMT Further twist in Watford development and allotment saga The planning and legal saga involving Watford allotment holders who face losing their plots to make way for a major housing and hospital expansion project has taken a new twist following a High Court ruling. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_4 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:24:36 GMT Welsh planning minister takes tough stance on flood-prone development Welsh Minister for natural resources and planning Carl Sargeant has signalled he will take a tough stance on schemes where there is a conflict with national planning policies relating to development and flooding. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_5 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:25:47 GMT News round-up 6 November 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/061114/061114_6 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:21:29 GMT Combined Midlands authority proposed A group of five West Midland and Black Country councils has written to Chancellor George Osborne announcing their intention to form a combined authority in line with the pioneering Greater Manchester initiative. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_1 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:46:39 GMT National Grid teams up with developer to build 14,000 new homes Energy transmission network operator National Grid and house builder Berkeley Group have announced a joint-venture to build up to 14,000 homes at redundant gasholder and other sites in London and the South East by 2030. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_2 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:47:55 GMT Prime Minister unveils £15bn roads improvement programme The Prime Minister has announced key elements of a new £15bn long-term investment plan for the roads network which will be set out in greater detail in next month’s Autumn Statement. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_3 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:48:45 GMT First Heritage Listed Building Partnership signed off The first Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (LBHPA) in England has been signed between English Heritage, Maldon District Council and the Trustees of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Purleigh, near Maldon, Essex. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_4 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:49:31 GMT Shake-up for Welsh ministerial decisions The Welsh Government has announced proposals to improve the way appeals, call-ins, and other planning and related decisions made by Welsh Ministers are handled. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_5 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:50:01 GMT News round-up 13 November 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/november14/131114/131114_6 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:08:02 GMT Transport strategy for North takes shape The Prime Minister and Chancellor have backed proposals for a so-called HS3 project, planned to create a new high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds, as well as other measures to improve transport schemes and connectivity across the north. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_1 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:42:12 GMT Consultation starts on Right-to-Build regime The Government has started consulting on its proposed Right to Build scheme, under which councils will be required to release serviced plots to aspiring custom builders registering an interest in their area. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_2 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:50 GMT Latest Heritage at Risk Register published Iconic Eastbourne Pier and industrial treasures like Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall and the Bedlam Furnaces in Shropshire have been added to English Heritage’s latest Heritage at Risk Register. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_3 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:45:06 GMT Development boosts for Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire Council has granted planning permission for the development of two new villages at the proposed Lincolnshire Lakes location on the western fringe of Scunthorpe. The consented schemes will provide around 3,000 new homes. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_4 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:46:37 GMT Devizes homes appeal dismissed due to neighbourhood plan conflict Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said that conflict with an emerging neighbourhood plan was a key factor in his decision to refuse permission for a 350-home scheme at Devizes. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_5 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:57:08 GMT News round-up 30 October 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/301014/301014_6 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:21:44 GMT Tougher stance on waste plants in green belt The Government has issued new guidance on planning policy for waste which includes a tougher stance on allowing waste facilities like recycling plants and energy-from-waste projects in the green belt. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_1 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:36 GMT Defra cuts solar farmland subsidies Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced that changes to the regulations for farming subsidies will mean that farmers and landowners will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar PV arrays. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_2 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:54:34 GMT Welsh review of policy on town centre retail Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant has announced a review of current planning policy on retailing and town centres. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_3 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:55:46 GMT Go-ahead for 6,000-house Ashford urban extension Ashford Borough Council has given approval for an urban extension of nearly 6,000 new homes on the outskirts of Ashford in Kent. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_4 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:56:52 GMT Green light for 850-dwelling redevelopment at Lowestoft Waveney District Council has granted outline planning permission for an 850-home mixed-use scheme on the south bank of Lake Lothing on the Brookes Peninsula at Lowestoft. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_5 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:58:19 GMT News round-up 23 October 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/231014/231014_6 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:59:24 GMT New measures to boost housing supply Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has urged more councils to come forward and take advantage of new financial measures designed to help them build new affordable homes across England. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_1 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:55:34 GMT Report argues case for separate retirement housing use class Regulations which require developers to provide affordable homes when building some retirement housing should be changed to boost housing supply for the UK's ageing population, a research report by property consultancy Knight Frank has proposed. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_2 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:58:00 GMT