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Retail & Town Centres Bulletin
Retail & Town Centres Bulletin 22nd February 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
MPs urge halt to PD right changes as part of 'comprehensive review' of town centre policies MPs urge halt to PD right changes as part of 'comprehensive review' of town centre policies
The government should undertake a "comprehensive review of planning as it pertains to the high street", focusing on speeding up the compulsory purchase system, an updated town centre first policy, a "complete overhaul and rewrite" of use classes, and restricting the use of permitted development rights, a report by a Parliamentary committee has recommended.
Demolish derelict buildings and block PD rights to revive city centres, report says Demolish derelict buildings and block PD rights to revive city centres, report says
Government funding should be used to "help remodel struggling city centres", including "knocking derelict buildings down", while cities should be granted blanket exemptions from permitted development rights allowing the conversion of commercial units to residential use, a report by a think tank has recommended.
At least 45,000 new homes could be created in re-purposed town centres, says consultancy At least 45,000 new homes could be created in re-purposed town centres, says consultancy
At least 45,000 new homes could be created in town centres if a third of current vacant floorspace is re-purposed for residential use, says a new report by a planning consultancy.
Five implications of the government's proposed PD right changes Five implications of the government's proposed PD right changes
The proposed rights would be complicated for applicants to use, prompt councils to incur heavy costs and compromise design standards, say respondents to the government consultation.
 
More Retail & Town Centres News
Planning and housing bodies call for halt to residential PD rights extension
Sainsbury's refused consent to subdivide vacant Middlesbrough store into five units
Planning bodies issue strong objections to further relaxation of PD rights
Government-commissioned high streets report calls for planning capacity boost
 

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Retail Casebook Appeal Summaries
Business leaders call for infrastructure boost
Loss of shop under permitted development would harm key shopping area
Roadside services failed on national definition
Article 4 Direction prevents shop to restaurant under permitted development
Purchase order supported at prime town centre site
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Strategic Planning For Retail
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
High streets and town centres in 2030
How the proposed merged high street use class could change town centres
Government proposes freedom to demolish offices for homes as part of PD rights shake-up
How the NPPF revisions change the system, Part 14: Planning for town centres
Shop frontages policy dropped from new framework
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