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What is a ‘call for sites’ and how should I respond?

Paul Walton, a director at North West planning consultants PWA Planning, answers some frequently asked questions on what is means when a local authority undertakes a call for sites exercise.

Local authorities are required by central government to identify future supply of land that’s “suitable, available and achievable” for use for housing or other economic development purposes.

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PWA Planning welcomes Alison Gough from Preston City Council

We’re delighted to announce that Alison Gough, Preston City Council’s former deputy director of development, has joined our team.

Alison joins us after nine years with the council, a time in which she oversaw large-scale planning applications, including the £50m Markets Quarter and UCLan’s £200m masterplan and public realm works.

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Consultation launched for Scunthorpe United new stadium development

Scunthorpe United Football Club has launched a consultation with supporters and the public over a multi-million-pound redevelopment of Glanford Park stadium.

PWA Planning is working with architecture practice FWP to advise the club on the redevelopment, which would significantly improve the club’s infrastructure and facilities, as well as attracting more investment from commercial partners.

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