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England round-up: £190m Tees Valley investment, Gatwick Express and Thameslink routes get new carriages

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round up of planning news in England: 15 November-21 November, 2014

£190m funding for Tees Valley

A funding package worth £190 million announced for Tees Valley will enable up to 1,500 homes to be built. 

The Planner 

Gatwick Express and Thameslink routes get new carriages 

Rail minister Claire Perry has welcomed an investment worth £300 million for new carriages on Gatwick Express and Thameslink routes. 

The Planner 

Crossrail stations to be step-free

Transport minister Baroness Kramer says a £14 million investment will ensure that all stations that are part of the Crossrail project will be step-free.

The Planner 

Bilsthorpe power station plans approved

Plans for a £70 million power station on the site of a former colliery in Nottinghamshire have been approved.

BBC News 

Former Dorking magistrates court set to become retirement homes

Dorking’s former courthouse is set to be converted into retirement homes after being sold to developers this week.


Cinderford £100m regeneration plans approved

A £100m regeneration of a former Forest of Dean mining area will go ahead after plans were approved.

BBC News 

Manchester's 'Dutch-style' cycle lanes on Oxford Road revealed

A vision of "Dutch-style" cycle lanes on one of Manchester's busiest roads has been unveiled.

BBC News 

Village ‘cannot cope’ with more housing

Barrow-upon-Soar cannot cope with any more housing developments, said councillors in a meeting to determine the outcome of for up to 70 new homes off Cotes Road.

Loughborough Echo