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England round-up: ‘Housing must focus on supply’, Silvertown Quays regeneration

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 18 April-24 April, 2015

‘Housing focus must be on supply’

Many of the proposals for housing in the political party manifestos focus on the demand side of the housing market without explaining how housing will be delivered, planning industry professionals tell The Planner.

The Planner

DCLG announces New Homes Bonus allocations

The New Homes Bonus allocations for England councils have been published, showing one council receiving £24.8 million.

The Planner

Silvertown Quays regeneration green-lit

Newham Council in London has granted outline planning permission for the £3.5 billion regeneration of Silvertown Quays.

The Planner

Bristol and Bath cycle path’s narrow section widened

A narrow section of the Bristol and Bath cycle route will be widened as part of £80,000 improvements.

BBC News

Anger over development work ‘beginning’ near Cheltenham

A developer has denied starting building work on greenfield land near Cheltenham before planning permission for new houses was granted.

BBC News

Ufton Nervet level crossing: Rail bridge design unveiled

A design for a bridge replacing a "notorious" level crossing where 11 people have been killed since 2004 has been unveiled by Network Rail.

BBC News

New homes on way next to Bridgtown waste plant despite ‘clash of interests’

More than 100 homes will be built on a site next to a waste treatment plant, despite concerns over a clash of interests.

Express and Star

Sheffield Cathedral named Yorkshire Building of the Year

Refurbishment of Sheffield Cathedral has led it to be named Yorkshire Building of the Year at an architectural awards ceremony.

BBC News

Notting Hill Housing receives planning permission for Aylesbury Estate regeneration plans

Southwark Council’s planning committee gave the green light to two separate applications last night - one for the first development site to the south-west of the estate, bordering Burgess Park, and one for the outline masterplan for the remainder.


Mayor of London approves Berkeley’s 68-storey South Quay Plaza scheme

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has decided not to call in proposals by developer Berkeley Homes for an 888-home scheme at Marsh Wall in the South Quay area of London’s Isle of Dogs.


Incoming government will need to address PINS appeal backlog, expert says

A planning expert has warned that the next government will need to take immediate action to address a backlog of planning appeals that is now leading to delays of nearly a year in reaching decisions in certain cases.