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13/02/2015

England round-up: 26,500 homes riverside plans, £55m rental deal for Manchester

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 7 February - 13 February, 2015

26,500 home riverside plans

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has published a blueprint of his plans to create new homes and jobs along the River Thames.

The Planner

£55m rental deal for Manchester

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has announced a £55 million deal for 800 private rent homes in Manchester and Salford.

The Planner

First Bicester 'eco-town' homes expected in summer 

The first homes at a new "eco-town" in Oxfordshire are set to be completed in late summer, the developer has said.

BBC News

Flood funding plans unclear, say MPs 

MPs have expressed concerns about the government's ability to attract £600m in private sector investment for flood defence schemes in England.

BBC News

Lake District's Stickle Tarn among seven areas for sale

One of the Lake District's best known beauty spots is one of seven areas being sold off by park bosses.

BBC News

Residents and councillors attend public meeting in Malton to debate fracking 

Concerned residents and councillors attended a packed-out public meeting to debate fracking. The sold-out event at Malton’s Milton rooms last Wedesday saw an overwhelming number of anti-fracking campaigners turn out to show their support against the controversial drilling process, as well as residents who wanted to learn more.

Gazette & Herald

York's traffic congestion to be tackled by new body

Plans to set up a commission to investigate traffic congestion in York city centre have been approved.

BBC News

£450m Able Marine Energy Park set to get underway and create 4,000 jobs

North Lincolnshire Council welcomes the recent announcement from ABP that will allow work on the £450m Able Marine Energy Park to get started; in turn creating over 4,000 local jobs.

Doncaster Free Press

Bath and North East Somerset CIL charging schedule approved by examiner

An examining inspector has recommended that Bath and North East Somerset Council's community infrastructure levy (CIL) draft charging schedule (DCS) is adopted, subject to minor modifications.

Out-Law.com

Inspector allows 70-home development in 38-home Hampshire village

A planning inspector has allowed an appeal that will permit the construction of 70 new homes in a Hampshire village with only 38 existing homes, after deciding that the benefits of the proposed scheme were not outweighed by the environmental harm it would cause.

Out-Law.com

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