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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 03rd July 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 announces creation of new 'commercial, business and service' use class Jenrick announces creation of new 'commercial, business and service' use class
The housing secretary has said that he wants to create a new "commercial, business and service" use class to help boost town centres as part of a series of proposed changes to the planning system announced earlier this week.
Coronavirus: Planning's live coverage Coronavirus: Planning's live coverage
With the coronavirus likely to have far-reaching impacts on the planning system, click through to keep up to date with all the latest planning-related news on the crisis.
Jenrick approves ‘engaging’ and ‘elegant’ west London tower Jenrick approves ‘engaging’ and ‘elegant’ west London tower
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has granted planning permission for an "engaging" and "elegant" 17-storey tower and a wider mixed-use development in Notting Hill, west London.
Councils allowed to hold outdoor markets without needing planning permission Councils allowed to hold outdoor markets without needing planning permission
Councils will no longer need planning permission to set up outdoor markets while landowners will be given more time to use their land to hold events after changes to permitted development (PD) rights were introduced this week.
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Cheltenham temporarily eases planning rules to help businesses with social distancing
Judge quashes retail park consent over council's 'perverse and inadequate' reasoning
Pubs and restaurants 'could miss out on new coronavirus takeaway PD right'
Government to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways as part of coronavirus effort

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Benefits of tall building overcome heritage harms
Pedestrian access to island service station deemed unsafe
Free-standing retail pod allowed in shopping centre
Reuse of rural brownfield site denied
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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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Retail Policy & Legislation
Revitalisation of the high street
Delivery restrictions: Written statement
Jenrick tells English councils to relax planning controls over deliveries
Coronavirus: handling of planning conditions for retail deliveries and store opening times: Scottish Chief Planner Letter
NPPF retail policy 'confusing', says judge as she blocks challenge to out-of-centre scheme
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