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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 08th April 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
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.
Pubs and restaurants 'could miss out on new coronavirus takeaway PD right' Pubs and restaurants 'could miss out on new coronavirus takeaway PD right'
Further changes to legislation may be needed to ensure that restaurants and bars subject to specific planning conditions can take advantage of a new permitted development (PD) right allowing them to operate as takeaways, a leading barrister has warned.
Government to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways as part of coronavirus effort Government to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways as part of coronavirus effort
The government has announced that planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.
Jenrick tells English councils to relax planning controls over deliveries Jenrick tells English councils to relax planning controls over deliveries
English planning authorities have been instructed to avoid enforcing controls that "unnecessarily" restrict the time and number of lorry deliveries to retailers and distributors of food and other "essential" deliveries during the coronavirus disruption.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
Scottish government tells planning authorities to relax restrictions on retailers to help ease coronavirus crisis
Go-ahead for 730-home mixed-use scheme on Derby city centre site
Sainsbury's fails to overturn refusal of plan for 471-home scheme on former store site
Merton members turn down 456-home scheme on Tesco site against officer advice
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Cash machine approved at listed Glasgow tenement
Residential prior approval refused for harm to key shopping area
Village site rebuild allowed after pub asset value discounted
Scale and design of aparthotel unacceptable
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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
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
Revised PPG advises councils that more town centre homes can boost high street 'vitality'
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