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England round-up: £12m investment in London’s Millennium Mills, NSIP should include residential development – BPF

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 17 January-23 January, 2015

London’s Millennium Mills gets £12m investment

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has secured £12 million to fast-track the redevelopment of a former flour factory in the Royal Docks. 

The Planner 

NSIP should include residential developments - BPF

To help alleviate the housing crisis, the British Property Federation (BPF) is urging the government to allow new residential schemes to be delivered through the quick Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) programme. 

The Planner 

Hartlepool regeneration: views sought on plans 

Residents are being asked for their views on plans for a multi-million pound regeneration of Hartlepool.

BBC News 

Brighton low-emission zone introduced

A low-emission zone affecting about 98 per cent of bus routes through the city, has been introduced in central Brighton,  according to the city council.

BBC News 

Norwich waste land to be power station site with new homes

Plans have been announced to build a power station on a derelict site in Norwich.

BBC News

Hinkley Point C pylon project could be delayed by three years

Plans to erect more than 140 pylons connecting Hinkley Point to Avonmouth could be delayed by up to three years.

BBC News 

Cycle lane work starts at St Nicholas Circle

Motorists in Leicester have been told to expect 12 weeks of delays as work starts on a new cycle lane in the city centre.

BBC News 

Lichfield local plan inspector recommends increased housing provision and potential early review to address neighbours’ needs

An examining planning inspector has recommended a number of modifications to Lichfield District Council’s draft local plan (LDLP) to make it capable of adoption.


Pickles dismisses appeal for 880-home development in Cheshire green gap, despite lack of five-year housing supply

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal that would have permitted the construction of a new 880-home development in the green gap between the Cheshire towns of Crewe and Shavington.


Crossrail 2 consultants appointed

Transport for London has appointed four consultancy teams to develop plans for Crossrail 2 and help to make the case for funding.

Railway Gazette 

Sheffield ‘Chinatown’ development plans approved

Plans for a £65 million “Chinatown” development in Sheffield have been approved by councillors.

BBC News

Plans for homes in West Bridgford receives objections from West Bridgford School

Concerns have been raised over plans for 103 new homes in West Bridgford, in the borough of Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire.

Nottingham Post

Coventry Gateway plans: decision due by February 5

Letter from Brandon Lewis MP to Coventry MP Geoffrey Robinson confirms that a decision is imminent.

Coventry Telegraph