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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 15th October 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
Planning system 'getting in the way of thriving high streets', says minister Planning system 'getting in the way of thriving high streets', says minister
The local growth minister has said he wants the planning system to "move out of the way" to allow town centres to thrive, adding that he wants to see a situation where a mortgage shop can close on a Friday and a nail bar "can open again on Saturday morning".
Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk" Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk"
Southwark Council has resolved to grant consent for a south-east London mixed-use scheme which could deliver close to 4,000 homes, after planners advised that its promised minimum proportion of 35 per cent affordable housing was pushing the scheme's current viability to the limits.
Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash
The Midlands is the biggest regional winner from a new £95 million government cash injection to revitalise heritage buildings in high streets across England.
Go-ahead for 804-home east London scheme on former retail site Go-ahead for 804-home east London scheme on former retail site
Regeneration investment partnership English Cities Fund has secured planning permission for a mixed-use development including 804 homes plus new shops and offices in Canning Town, east London, despite the site not being allocated for any retail development.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
Government names 100 'Town Deals' areas to share £3.6bn fund
Lambert Smith Hampton to carry out Winchester retail study
Cheshire mixed-use scheme refused over nearby town centre retail impact concerns
50 authorities progress bids for share of £1bn Future High Streets Fund
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Housing-only scheme approved at intended neighbourhood centre
Log cabins to support angling use deemed inappropriate
Bureau de change use would restrict the flow of pedestrians
Shop harmful to residential character
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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
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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