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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 11th December 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
Go-ahead for 480-home Oxford Northern Gateway greenfield scheme Go-ahead for 480-home Oxford Northern Gateway greenfield scheme
Plans have been approved for a major mixed-use development with up to 480 homes and nearly 90,000 square metres of employment space on a 26-hectare greenfield site to the north of Oxford.
High Court overturns Co-Op store consent due to 'misleading' officer's report High Court overturns Co-Op store consent due to 'misleading' officer's report
Planning permission for a new Co-Op convenience store in a Hertfordshire village has been overturned by the High Court after a judge ruled that an officer's report failed to take account of the impact of the proposal on the settlement's existing post office and was therefore 'materially misleading'.
Judge quashes Bradford supermarket approval over planning report failings Judge quashes Bradford supermarket approval over planning report failings
A High Court judge has quashed a Yorkshire council's consent for a supermarket after finding that a planning officer's report failed to provide committee members with adequate information on the development's heritage impacts.
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".
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk"
Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash
Go-ahead for 804-home east London scheme on former retail site
Government names 100 'Town Deals' areas to share £3.6bn fund
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Inadequate supporting evidence allows for further hot food takeaway
Popular Winter Wonderland use judged unlawful
Advertising devices allowed on listed shopfront
Bazaar-type shop units maintain centre vitality
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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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