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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 18th January 2020
 
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
Exeter out-of-town retail park secures consent at fourth time of asking Exeter out-of-town retail park secures consent at fourth time of asking
Plans for a retail park on agricultural land to the east of Exeter have been approved after planners called for members to adopt a "more flexible approach" to the proposals following three previous refusals.
Developer applies to build 1,800 homes in Stevenage town centre Developer applies to build 1,800 homes in Stevenage town centre
A planning application has been submitted to build 1,800 homes in a part of Stevenage town centre that has hitherto largely been used for retail, leisure, car parking, transport nodes and social infrastructure facilities.
Government reveals 14 pilot areas for high streets regeneration taskforce Government reveals 14 pilot areas for high streets regeneration taskforce
The government has unveiled the first 14 places that will pilot its programme to rejuvenate failing high streets and town centres.
NPPF retail policy 'confusing', says judge as she blocks challenge to out-of-centre scheme NPPF retail policy 'confusing', says judge as she blocks challenge to out-of-centre scheme
A legal challenge to a consent for an out-of-town centre retail scheme in Leeds has been dismissed by the High Court, after a judge ruled that the wording of the relevant national policy was "confusing" and did not create a "presumption" against such developments.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
High Court dismisses legal challenge against 979-home Elephant and Castle revamp
Go-ahead for 480-home Oxford Northern Gateway greenfield scheme
High Court overturns Co-Op store consent due to 'misleading' officer's report
Judge quashes Bradford supermarket approval over planning report failings
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Timpson pod permitted at supermarket
SOS allows London tall buildings against recommendation
Adult gaming centre allowed in retail-only centre
Dilapidated conservation area shopfront must be repaired
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Strategic Planning For Retail
Nottingham Council forced to remove fast food restriction policy from local plan
Government to send in 'planning experts' to help councils revitalise high streets
Belfast draft local plan includes anti-sectarian 'community cohesion' policy
1,700-home Marylebone masterplan proposes 50% affordable homes
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Latest Town Planning Jobs
Senior Planning Consultant , DPA Architects
Competitive salary DOE, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Principal Regeneration Officer , Bridgend County Borough Council
£35,934 - £37,849, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Principal Planning Officer , South Kesteven District Council
£40,986 - £43,386 per annum, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Planner , Barratt Developments
Competitive, Northamptonshire
Senior Transport Planner (Planning Policy) , Royal Borough of Kingston
Grade H/I - £33,291 - £42,684 per annum, Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
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Retail Policy & Legislation
Revised PPG advises councils that more town centre homes can boost high street 'vitality'
PPG updated - Appropriate assessment, Effective use of land, Green Belt, Housing needs of different groups, and Housing Supply and delivery
How new permitted development rights for shops and takeaways will affect councils' town centre management
New PD rights allowing high street conversions to offices and homes to take effect this month
Spring Statement: Government to consult on new planning measures to boost high streets
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