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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 17th June 2019
 
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
Brokenshire blocks Cheshire retail park plans over town centre viability concerns Brokenshire blocks Cheshire retail park plans over town centre viability concerns
Plans for a retail park in Cheshire have been refused by the secretary of state on the grounds that the proposed development would undermine the viability of Stockport and Macclesfield town centres.
Plans refused for 427-home west London scheme Plans refused for 427-home west London scheme
Plans for 427 homes in eight buildings rising up to 22 storeys on a site in west London have been refused, in line with a recommendation from planners who raised concerns about the scheme's height, design and level of affordable housing provision.
No call in for West Sussex 600-home and IKEA store plans after seven-month wait No call in for West Sussex 600-home and IKEA store plans after seven-month wait
The housing secretary has confirmed he will not call in plans for 600 homes and an IKEA store in Lancing, West Sussex, which were approved by the local authority in October last year.
Tower Hamlets confirms opposition to 44-storey, 1500-home Docklands scheme Tower Hamlets confirms opposition to 44-storey, 1500-home Docklands scheme
An East London council has agreed to oppose the granting of planning permission for a 44-storey development with up to 1,524 homes - over twice the quantum of housing proposed under an extant permission for the site.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
How new permitted development rights for shops and takeaways will affect councils' town centre management
Green light for 6,500-home Cambridgeshire new town
Government to send in 'planning experts' to help councils revitalise high streets
New PD rights allowing high street conversions to offices and homes to take effect this month
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
No poaching obligation insufficient to safeguard town centre
Limit on goods sold clinches retail park permission
Inspector's recommendation refused on mixed-use redevelopment
Council faces costs over sales hub description
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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
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Retail Policy & Legislation
Spring Statement: Government to consult on new planning measures to boost high streets
Spring Statement: Brokenshire confirms introduction of town centre PD right changes
RTPI urges government to drop proposed high street PD right changes
High streets and town centres in 2030
Five implications of the government's proposed PD right changes
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