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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 02nd December 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
Jenrick tells councils to suspend planning enforcement activity in relation to retail opening hours Jenrick tells councils to suspend planning enforcement activity in relation to retail opening hours
English local authorities have been instructed to temporarily suspend planning enforcement activity in relation to store opening hours in a bid to support the high street through the festive period.
GLA officers back 500-home Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan despite 'severe' lighting impact GLA officers back 500-home Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan despite 'severe' lighting impact
Officers at the Greater London Authority (GLA) have recommended that the London mayor backs long-awaited plans for a 500-home mixed-use development on a derelict site in the east of the capital after concluding that the scheme's "severe" impact on neighbourhood amenity would be outweighed by factors including a 50 per cent affordable housing rate.
Campaigners will seek to appeal judgment dismissing their permitted development rights challenge Campaigners will seek to appeal judgment dismissing their permitted development rights challenge
The campaign group behind the unsuccessful High Court bid to overturn recent permitted development and use class changes has said it will now seek permission to appeal today's decision, based on a specific point of environmental law.
High Court dismisses campaigners' bid to overturn new permitted development rights and use class changes High Court dismisses campaigners' bid to overturn new permitted development rights and use class changes
An attempt by campaigners to overturn the government's laws introducing new permitted development (PD) rights and far-reaching changes to the Use Classes Order was dismissed at the High Court this morning.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
MHCLG extends temporary planning relaxations to support businesses during Covid-19
Chief planner reiterates call for councils to push on with local plans despite white paper uncertainty
Green light for controversial south London tower despite local plan departure
Go-ahead for 1,800-home Stevenage town centre scheme despite heritage objections and lack of affordable housing
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Replacement retail store enhances conservation area
Local produce shop required to satisfy sequential test
Retail warehouse regarded as employment land in employment use
City centre redevelopment failed on design and heritage impact
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Strategic Planning For Retail
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Nottingham Council forced to remove fast food restriction policy from local plan
Government to send in 'planning experts' to help councils revitalise high streets
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Retail Policy & Legislation
Government defends 'urgent' permitted development and use class changes against 'improper attack' by campaigners
Planning practice guidance: When is Permission Required?, Neighbourhood planning, Town centres and retail, Fees for planning applications sections updated
Councils should pay heed to town centre use class update when considering changes to relevant pre-existing conditions, says new guidance
Lords committee raises fears over permitted development and use class order changes
General Permitted Development (Reverse Vending Machines) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020
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