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MPs call on changes to planning policy to address climate change impacts

MPs call on changes to planning policy to address climate change impacts

The government should update the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to better protect human health from climate change and should review how effectively planning rules restricting the proliferation of fast food outlets are working, a Parliamentary committee report has said.

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.

Lambert Smith Hampton to carry out Winchester retail study

Lambert Smith Hampton to carry out Winchester retail study

Consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has been appointed to carry out a study of retail, leisure and town centre uses for Winchester in Hampshire.

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How new permitted development rights for shops and takeaways will affect councils' town centre management

How new permitted development rights for shops and takeaways will affect councils' town centre management

New regulations on permitted development rights aiming to revive town centres reveal a more rigorous prior approval process than initially envisaged, say observers.

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.

How the proposed merged high street use class could change town centres

How the proposed merged high street use class could change town centres

Proposals for a new use class merging shops, financial services and restaurants could mean local authority planners losing control over town centre development, observers fear.

What the planned high street deregulation would allow developers to do without a planning application

What the planned high street deregulation would allow developers to do without a planning application

Proposals to ease the path for upward extensions of buildings and high street changes of use may not produce the intended results, commentators have warned.


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