Ports could lose out to housing in future planning system, warns UKMPG

The Government is putting housing considerations above commercial ones such as ports in its latest planning proposals, says an industry group. The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) said, in a briefing paper on the Government’s proposed sweeping changes to the planning system in England, published in partnership with planning specialists Adams Hendry, that the industry is concerned about the overwhelming focus on housing and the lack of consideration of economic activity ... [+]

Ports urge rethink on Freeport plans – updated

The cap of 10 on the total number of freeports allowed after Brext risks limiting the benefits, warns the UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) in its response to the Government’s consultation. It said that it would be far better if the Government “was guided by the number of compelling proposals ... [+]

Open data project to address coastal challenges

The UK Major Ports Group is launching an open data project to gather, organise and present data on the UK’s coastal communities. The goal is to provide a large-scale resource of data, interactive and open to all, to inform and improve policy making and revitalise the UK’s ‘Coastal Powerhouse’. Working with ... [+]

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