IHBC@COP26 signpost from the Planning Portal: Policy ambivalence in action

logoLooked at in the context of IHBC@COP26 aspirations, and those of the Glasgow COP itself, England’s Planning Portal news this week reveals a diverse take on policy and government frameworks currently shaping actual planning outcomes.

[news items include]: money….loaned to housebuilders….pledge to protect nature….locally led projects….block approved despite flooding issues….councillors consider planning guide….

Planning Portal writes:

  • Money for ‘vital’ infrastructure to be loaned to housebuilders
  • Housing minister Christopher Pincher has set out loan funding of at least £624 million to deliver schools, health services and transport links to support the delivery of new homes.
  • COP26: Governments pledge to protect nature
  • ‘Urgent’ action and investment to protect nature has been pledged by 45 governments, the UK Government has announced.
  • Cash allocated for locally led projects
  • Levelling-up secretary Michael Gove has announced £200 million for 477 locally led projects that are intended to ‘breathe new life’ into UK towns, villages and coastal communities.
  • Swansea student block approved despite flooding issues
  • Proposals for a purpose-built student accommodation scheme on the edge of Swansea city centre, close to the city marina and River Tawe, have been approved despite concerns about flooding.
  • Nottingham councillors consider planning guide for development
  • Nottingham City Council is consulting on a draft planning guide for residential and commercial development as part of its plans to reduce carbon emissions in new developments.

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