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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 25th August 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
Cambridgeshire retail park refused over potential impact on 10,000-home new town Cambridgeshire retail park refused over potential impact on 10,000-home new town
Plans have been refused for a 14,650 square metre retail park to the north west of Cambridge after planners advised that the scheme could have a "significant adverse impact" on investment in the town centre of a 10,000-home new settlement currently under construction.
Go-ahead for 364 homes on Sheffield city centre site allocated for business use Go-ahead for 364 homes on Sheffield city centre site allocated for business use
Plans have been approved for a 364-home mixed-use scheme in Sheffield city centre, in line with a recommendation from planners who advised that there had been a "shift in policy thinking" to support housing in an area previously allocated for business use.
Plans submitted for 1,300-home Birmingham city centre scheme Plans submitted for 1,300-home Birmingham city centre scheme
Plans have been submitted for a 1,300-home mixed-use development, including a 39-storey tower and up to 130,000 square metres of workspace, on a three-hectare site in central Birmingham.
Revised PPG advises councils that more town centre homes can boost high street 'vitality' Revised PPG advises councils that more town centre homes can boost high street 'vitality'
Revised planning guidance suggests a range of non-retail uses that councils can support in town centres in response to changing shopping and leisure habits, including allowing more residential development in such areas.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
Nottingham Council forced to remove fast food restriction policy from local plan
385-home redevelopment of west London Homebase site refused
Supreme Court backs Lambeth Council over store planning condition 'drafting error'
RTPI to form part of government's new high streets taskforce
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Log cabins to support angling use deemed inappropriate
Bureau de change use would restrict the flow of pedestrians
Shop harmful to residential character
Conservation area character weighed above benefits of redevelopment
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Strategic Planning For Retail
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
Javid rules that Milton Keynes mall extension would not compromise pioneering neighbourhood plan
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Retail Policy & Legislation
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
Spring Statement: Brokenshire confirms introduction of town centre PD right changes
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