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, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:58 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/ 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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:53:15 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 Consultation starts on English flood risk management plans The Environment Agency has started consulting on 10 English draft flood risk management plans. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_3 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:58:45 GMT Blaby no longer designated as under performing The Leicestershire council which was the first local authority to be designated as 'under performing' by the Government under a policy introduced last year has been released from the 'special measures'. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_4 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:59:28 GMT Four Scottish off shore wind farms consented Four offshore wind farms that could provide enough energy to power over 1.4 million Scottish homes have received development consent. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_5 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:01:55 GMT News round-up 16 October 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/161014/161014_6 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:02:34 GMT Ministers publish latest green belt guidance Ministers have underlined the Government’s commitment to protect the green belt from development by publishing new and revised guidance. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_1 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:51:02 GMT Welsh planning bill introduced by Sargeant Carl Sargeant, the Welsh Government's Minister for Natural Resources, has formally lodged the Planning (Wales) Bill in the National Assembly. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_2 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:51:50 GMT Statistics indicate scale of office-to-home conversions Latest official statistics show the scale of take-up of the new permitted development measures to enable redundant office buildings to be turned into new homes. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_3 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:52:49 GMT Eleven custom-build vanguards named Eleven areas across England have been named by planning and housing minister Brandon Lewis as the first to benefit from a government-backed initiative to boost self- and custom-build homes. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_4 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:53:21 GMT News round-up 9 October 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/091014/091014_5 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:53:45 GMT Greater Manchester councils consult on pioneering joint key sites strategy The 10 councils in Greater Manchester have begun consulting on a joint strategy setting out the city region’s housing and employment land requirements. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_1 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:13:47 GMT Prime Minister promises 100,000 new homes for first-time buyers on brownfield sites Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged that if the Conservatives win the next election his party will ensure that 100,000 new homes for young first-time buyers available at a 20 per cent discount are built on brownfield land. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_2 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:14:23 GMT Welsh national parks planning regime under review The Welsh administration’s independent review of the governance of the country’s designated landscapes will include the future planning regime for parks, minister for natural resources Carl Sargeant has confirmed. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_3 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:18 GMT Pickles allows appeal over 425 homes in Hampshire Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has agreed with the inspector who held a recovered appeal over a 425-dwelling scheme on farmland surrounding Grade II-listed farm buildings in Hampshire and concluded the scheme should be allowed. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_4 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_4 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:16:14 GMT Green light for 500-home mixed-use development at former army base East Hampshire District Council has approved outline planning permission for a 500-home mixed-use scheme proposed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) at the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) barracks at Whitehill and Bordon in Hampshire. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_5 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_5 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:16:51 GMT News round-up 2 October 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_6 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/october14/021014/021014_6 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:17:31 GMT Development benefits scheme prospectus launched DCLG has published a prospectus designed to encourage volunteer local authorities and neighbourhood forums to take part in a £3.5m pilot for its proposed 'development benefits' initiative. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/250914/250914_1 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/250914/250914_1 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:27:25 GMT Pickles blocks London Docklands batching plant Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal over the construction of a large concrete batching plant and storage facilities near the East India Dock Basin in east London which was originally refused by Tower Hamlets Council. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/250914/250914_2 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/250914/250914_2 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:29:12 GMT Set-back for key Cardiff redevelopment An ambitious proposed £500m riverside redevelopment project linking Cardiff Bay and the city centre which would provide the Welsh capital with over 2,000 much needed new homes has suffered a set-back. http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/250914/250914_3 http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/general/news/stories/2014/september14/250914/250914_3 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:30:14 GMT