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England round-up: 2,500 homes approved in Warwickshire; Consent for Swindon link road

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 30 November-6 December, 2019

2,500 homes approved in Warwickshire

Warwick District Council has granted outline planning permission for up to 2,500 homes and 4,000 square metres of mixed-use floor space.

The Planner

Better water management required to make more resilient places

Better management of water through the planning system is vital to making places more resilient to the climate crisis, according to CIRIA, the construction industry research and information association.

The Planner

Consent for Swindon link road

Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee has approved plans for a road linking the town’s proposed New Eastern Villages development with the M4 and A419.

The Planner

Rise in energy storage projects, research suggests

The number of planning applications for battery storage projects in the UK continues to increase rapidly, according to recent research.

The Planner

Council changes mind on homes plan after changes

A second application to build 183 homes in Watlington was likely to have been approved by the planning authority if it had not gone to appeal.

Henley Standard

Councillors urge planners to reject retirement scheme

Plans for 45 retirement flats at one of the gateways into Lymington in Hampshire are being opposed by the town council as “overbearing”.

Advertiser and Times

Fears for housing plans for Ripon army camp

Ripon Civic Society has called for barracks plans to go back to the drawing board.

Stray FM

Office development proposed for Tunbridge Wells

Landowner and developer Billings Group has revealed plans to redevelop a Tunbridge Wells property recently vacated by a prominent law firm.

Insider Media

Portishead plan submitted to Planning Inspectorate

A development consent order to reopen the disused 3.45-mile Portishead branch has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by North Somerset Council.

Rail Magazine

Affordable housing boost for north Dorset

Up to 46 new affordable homes have been approved by the Dorset Council Northern planning committee. The proposals are for a development including 18 affordable homes in Okeford Fitzpaine and a development including 28 affordable homes in Sturminster Newton.

Dorset Council

Council fine for landlord of Truro property upheld

A fine of over £12,700, handed down by Cornwall Council to a landlord in Truro for housing offences, has been confirmed after the landlord’s appeal to a Property Tribunal failed.

Cornwall Council

Court cases dropped against protestors who stopped work at opencast mine

The cases against protestors who invaded a County Durham opencast coal mine have been dropped amid complaints that there have been breaches of the conditions imposed on operators.

The Northern Echo

Gypsy couple vows to fight council to the end over enforcement

Members of a gypsy family threatened with eviction have pledged to fight to the very end to stay in their home near Norwich Airport.

Eastern Daily Press

Coalville Newmarket plans receive approval

A former pub in Coalville will be transformed into a new, modern indoor market after planning permission was granted.

North West Leicestershire District Council

Plans for a leisure centre in Dudley 

A planning application for a two-storey leisure centre on Flood Street has been approved by Dudley Council's development control committee.

Hereford Times