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E-bulletin April 2017

Date: 21/4/2017

Breaking News ...

...a snap general election has been announced for 8 June.
What are the implications of the general election announced for 8 June on planning? >> find out

Society Matters

Spatial Planning Latest

  • How good are you at creating healthy places? An increasing body of evidence shows that built environment contributes to health outcomes, particularly in terms of activity and social interaction; a new survey plans to find out what hinders professionals from creating places that could help people of all ages and backgrounds lead healthy, active lives, eat well and enjoy their social lives >> take the survey now

Development Management Latest

  • Wealden DC has placed an embargo on any new development that could generate additional traffic following concerns over the sensitivity of the Ashdown Forest special area of conservation (SAC) to nitrogen dioxide pollution from motor vehicles >> read more

Brief Updates

  • The government has said that its Great Repeal Bill will ensure that the 'whole body' of existing EU environmental law 'continues to have effect in UK law' after Brexit >> read more
  • Defra Long-Term Environmental Plan lacks policies, says the BBC >> read more
  • Defra announces £10 million fund to restore peatland >> read more

Forthcoming POS Events

And Finally ...

... Planning magazine is set to launch a survey on the Housing White Paper announcement on planning fees. The white paper says councils can increase fees by 20 per cent from July "if they commit to invest the additional fee income in their planning department".
Watch out for a separate mailing next week with a link to the survey.


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