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NORA May 2022 Newsletter

There is some interesting current information on Planning and on the Queen’s Speech about the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill in this latest Newsletter for May from NORA:   Update The dearth of news over the past months has been that very little has emerged from the government about the anticipated proposed changes in planning legislation and the housing problem last year, with the...
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January 2022 Newsletter

Dear Member, Over the past few months, the new proposed planning legislation, which has been the focus of NORA and other interested organisations over the earlier part of last year, has taken a back seat to the continuing Covid pandemic and a plethora of other headline issues as well as the Christmas/New Year holiday period. 📎The attached Newsletter will, we trust, bring you up to date with what...
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Report a pothole and find out how to claim for damage!

NORA Report a pothole! Report a pothole and find out how to claim for damage Potholes and other road defects are an increasing problem on Britain’s roads, causing damage to vehicles and presenting a potential safety hazard whether you are on four wheels or two. They are a persistent concern for motorists, bikers and cyclists and although it is up to highways authorities to fix them, you can do...
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Planning news – October 2021

According to the Planning Portal, Councils are to get funding for brownfield land development The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced that £57.8 million has been allocated to 53 councils to develop brownfield land. The money, which comes from the £75 million Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF), is to be allocated to regenerating local areas and helping...
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September 2021 News Update

Dear Member, News Update September 2021 This consultation contains proposed changes to two time-limited permitted development rights in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 which were introduced to support businesses and the high street in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It covers the following areas: 1. Class BB of Part 4 permitting moveable...
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Planning legislation – Government plans could be watered down as nearly 100 Government MPs might vote against the reforms

REFORMS COULD BE WATERED DOWN AS ALMOST 100 GOVERNMENT MPs MAY VOTE AGAINST THEM According to a number of newspaper reports, the plans have sparked a ferocious backlash among Conservatives, with former Prime Minister Theresa May warning they will create ‘the wrong homes in the wrong places’.  Whips are said to have warned Mr Johnson that more than 90 of his MPs, including several...
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Help with noisy neighbours

A member has asked for advice as follows: “We have a case where there is a house being used as a care home and they have one maybe two very noisy people in care. The noise has been so great that the Police have been called out more than once. The query is what action a resident can take against incessant raised voices by neighbours. The applicant claims they are using the property under...
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July 2021 Newsletter

JULY 2021 The Newsletter contains a summary of the proposed National Planning Policy Framework.
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