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England round-up: ‘Open data’ map launched in Manchester, 9,000 homes planned for West London

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 13 June-19 June,2015

‘Open data’ map launched in Manchester

Planners, architects and residential developers now have access to an online ‘open data’ service that gives an overview of Greater Manchester’s infrastructure. 

The Planner

9,000 homes planned for west London

Cargiant and partners London & Regional Properties have unveiled £5 billion plans for a site at Old Oak Common in West London. 

The Planner

RTPI to lead Great North Plan debate

As devolved powers are promised to the North through a devolution bill, the Royal Town Planning Institute is asking three big questions.

The Planner

Merseytravel awards infrastructure framework agreements

Merseytravel has awarded a series of four-year framework contracts covering transport and infrastructure works across Liverpool’s public transport network.

Global Rail News

Network Rail reshapes alliance with South West Trains 

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail (NR) has announced that its alliance with South West Trains (SWT) will be reshaped to focus on areas that benefit its passengers.

Railway Technology

Bournemouth Borough Council may buy properties to house homeless

A Dorset council is considering buying properties to house homeless people.

BBC News

Superfast broadband programme reaches yearly target in Hampshire

A programme aimed at providing superfast broadband across the county has now hit two million homes and business.

Hampshire Chronicle

Devolution call by South-East councils

The government has said it is looking at a proposal by three South-East county councils for greater devolution.

BBC News

Chosen Cumbria nuclear site pylon route revealed

The route for a corridor of pylons that will connect a new nuclear facility in Cumbria to the National Grid has been unveiled.

BBC News

Plans unveiled for new £700m Salford neighbourhood

Plans for a new £700 million Salford neighbourhood, which will include approximately 2,000 new homes and up to 750,000 sq ft of commercial development space, have been unveiled.

Insider Media

Young Planners' Conference 2015 tickets on sale

This year's event, on the theme of 'Planning for successul places' will take place in Southampton from 9-10 October. 


Seven experts contribute to RTPI publication on devolution

Following the RTPI’s Symposium on Governance in April, a range of critical perspectives have been compiled in Critical Perspectives On Devolved Governance to encourage continued discussion on governance issues.