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England round-up: £1.4bn Brent Cross redevelopment plans submitted; HS2 likely to create polarisation of high-skill jobs in London, says LSE

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 20 May-26 May, 2017

£1.4bn Brent Cross redevelopment plans submitted

A detailed planning application has been submitted to Barnet Council for a £1.4 billion regeneration of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London.

The Planner

General Election 2017: Greens back living rent for all

The Green Party has outlined a commitment to introduce the living rent for everyone and to build zero-carbon homes.

The Planner

Council decides to not determine retrospective planning application 

Basildon Council has decided against determining a planning application that sought to retrospectively allow six caravan pitches on land west of Hovefields Avenue.

Southend Standard

Calls for land north of Oxford to be saved from homes

Cutteslowe Park residents have called for Oxford’s ‘last green lung’ to be saved amid the threat of thousands of homes being built north of the city.

Oxford Times

HS2 likely to create polarisation of high-skill jobs in London, says LSE

Better high-speed rail links could lead to highly skilled managerial jobs being “geographically polarised” in London, research conducted by the London School of Economics (LSE) has suggested.

Rail Technology Magazine

Stanningley: Mixed response to new housing plans

Plans for nine houses in Stanningley have been met with local concerns. Work would include the demolition of the existing garages, outhouses and a lean-to extension.

West Leeds Dispatch

Starter homes to be built on former Stoke-on-Trent school sites

Two former school sites are set to be redeveloped to provide more than 430 new houses built at key sites across the city, with half of them available to buy at a 20 per cent discount.

Stoke Sentinel

Birmingham Airport considering terminal building for new HS2 station  

Birmingham Airport is proposing to build a new terminal at the Birmingham Interchange station in an attempt to improve passenger experience.

Birmingham Post

Mayor of London pledges £500k for North London affordable housing scheme

Not-for-profit developer Naked House has said it will provide 22 homes priced from £150,000 on land supplied by North London council Enfield by 2020, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan contributing £500,000. 

Evening Standard

Wind turbines start producing energy

The world’s largest wind turbines, standing over 640 feet with 262-foot-long blades in Liverpool Bay, officially started producing energy for the UK on May 17.

Renewable Energy Magazine

Appeal over fate of Budleigh’s old hospital garden

An appeal has been launched against a controversial planning application to build houses on Budleigh Salterton’s historic former hospital garden.

Exmouth Journal

MPA publishes long-term demand and supply study

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has set out long-term aggregate demand and supply scenarios for Great Britain until 2030.


Applicant hits out at rejection of watersports centre plans

The applicant behind rejected proposals to create an activity centre for wakeboarders, kayakers and swimmers near Alderley Edge has claimed that there was "simply no legitimate reason" for councillors to refuse planning permission.

Insider Media