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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 11th December 2018
 
A weekly email of the latest retail and town centres news, in-depth coverage, key planning decisions & appeals, policy & legislation updates.
 
Latest Retail & Town Centres News
Mayor backs consent for 978-home Elephant and Castle revamp Mayor backs consent for 978-home Elephant and Castle revamp
Plans for the 978-home mixed-use redevelopment of London's Elephant and Castle shopping centre look set to move ahead after the mayor of London decided against calling in the application for his own determination.
More than a quarter of English and Welsh retail space lost since financial crash, says report More than a quarter of English and Welsh retail space lost since financial crash, says report
More than a quarter of retail floorspace in England and Wales was lost in the seven years following the global financial crisis, a new study has concluded.
Go-ahead for 325-home Bournemouth regeneration scheme despite policy conflict Go-ahead for 325-home Bournemouth regeneration scheme despite policy conflict
Plans have been approved for a 352-home mixed-use scheme in Bournemouth, despite a recognition from planners that the proposal would depart from local policies promoting leisure and cultural uses for the site and has prompted design concerns.
Berkshire councillors reject officer advice to approve 424-home mixed-use scheme Berkshire councillors reject officer advice to approve 424-home mixed-use scheme
Councillors in Berkshire have overruled a recommendation from planners and approved a 424-home residential-led mixed use scheme in the centre of Maidenhead.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
How the proposed merged high street use class could change town centres
Judge rejects legal challenge against shop food unit conversion
Developers slash housing provision from 1,356 homes to 250 in revised Bishopsgate plan
Government proposes freedom to demolish offices for homes as part of PD rights shake-up
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Next denied an out of centre location in Scottish town
Retail shipping containers out of character but acceptable in vitality terms
Beachside seating area would not conflict with pedestrian safety
Town centre scheme lacks informed understanding of local character
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Strategic Planning For Retail
Belfast draft local plan includes anti-sectarian 'community cohesion' policy
1,700-home Marylebone masterplan proposes 50% affordable homes
Javid rules that Milton Keynes mall extension would not compromise pioneering neighbourhood plan
How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health
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Retail Policy & Legislation
How the NPPF revisions change the system, Part 14: Planning for town centres
Shop frontages policy dropped from new framework
Pub protection rules to take effect this month
The Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional Saving Provision) (Scotland) Order 2016
Guidance changes herald new rules on CIL for mezzanines and neighbourhood planning
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