Planning Portal Annual Conference 2021
15-18 November 2021
Planning Portal Annual Conference 2021
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High Court upholds council's decision to refuse Ocado's plans for new depot
The High Court has dismissed online supermarket Ocado's judicial review claim against Islington Council's refusal for its application for a 24/7 online grocery distribution centre in Tufnell Park.

Key workers prioritised for flagship First Homes development
The government has announced that discounted homes will be available for local people and key workers as part of the flagship First Homes scheme to be delivered near Bolsover, Derbyshire.

Councils to be enabled to 'tackle exploitation' on mobile home sites
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Planning Portal’s third annual conference will be held 15 – 18 November 2021. 

This year’s event will be hosted on our new virtual conference platform, due to go live soon, which will allow you to create a delegate profile, network with other delegates, organise online meetings and be paired with delegates, products and services through innovative technology. 

With a line-up of industry leading keynote speakers and engaging panel discussions the event will provide expert insight and lively debate about the ‘hot topics’ in the planning industry. The official conference platform will be open soon, keep an eye out to make the most out of your registration! 
Ministry chooses Wolverhampton office for second HQ
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will make two floors of Wolverhampton's new i9 office building its second headquarters after construction is completed this summer.

Redbridge resolves to approve urban village
The site of a Tesco superstore and car park is to be demolished and redeveloped into an urban village after the London Borough of Redbridge resolved to grant planning permission.

News round-up
  • RTPI announces new fellow
  • Rental homes approved in Bournemouth
  • Council to seek views on draft local plan
  • Winery approved in Wiltshire
  • Darwen homes to go-ahead
  • Self-storage building approved in East London
Planning Portal blog
Planning application submissions: regional recovery at an all-time high
Regional planning application submission data from April indicates a reduction in the number of applications submitted across all regions when compared to March. However, against April 2020, the difference is a very significant increase.

Phishing and genuine requests for payment from the Planning Portal
One of the important questions for Planning Portal users is, "How do I know that a request for payment of an application is genuine?" Due to the risks associated with any online transaction, we advise that our customers ensure they are vigilant and question any requests for payment that seem suspicious.

Planning applications in 2021: growth indicates increased confidence
Data collated by the Planning Portal so far this year shows that applications for home improvement projects continue to outperform the average rise in application volumes. In April 2021, Householder and associated consents were more than double the volume over the same period last year.

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