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21/10/2016

England round-up: 5,000 home blueprint for West Midlands launched; Replace London’s green belt with ‘green web’ to deliver housing

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 15 October-21 October, 2016

5,000 home blueprint for West Midlands launched

The West Midlands Combined Authority has launched the Greater Icknield and Smethwick Housing Growth Prospectus.

The Planner

Replace London’s green belt with ‘green web’ to deliver housing

Replacing West London’s green belt with a ‘green web’ could accommodate 100,000 new homes, according to a new report.

The Planner

Young Planners' Conference round-up

Read our selection of stories touching on some of the key issues and highlights from this year's Young Planners’ Conference held in Belfast on 14-15 October.

The Planner

Cross-sector approach to infrastructure required – report

The National Needs Assessment of UK infrastructure has been launched, outlining the approach to future infrastructure needs, which should involve multiple sectors and consider a range of drivers in the demand for it.

The Planner

Habitat III: Built environment groups launch advisory group for humanitarian action

The RTPI, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Institution of Structural Engineers have joined together to form the UK’s first advisory group on built environment issues within a global humanitarian context.

The Planner

Counties could have greater involvement and oversight in local plans 

County councils could be more involved in local plans under a proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, the housing minister has said.

Public Sector Executive

Developers unveil plans for a new ‘village’

Plans for a new village between Odiham and Crondall are currently in the consultation stage.

Hook Herald

Plans in for 209-bedroom Leeds student scheme

Plans have been submitted for a 209-bedroom student accommodation scheme close to Leeds city centre by development company S Harrison.

Insider Media

Politicians urge May to back Heathrow third runway

The prime minister has been urged by 50 politicians to give the green light to a new runway at Heathrow.

BBC News

Transport secretary highlights Widnes rail facility’s future contribution to HS2

The transport secretary has highlighted a Widnes rail technology centre’s potential future contribution to a new high-speed line through bidding for contracts.

Liverpool Echo

Huge new station planned for Ilford ‘to meet Crossrail demand’

Plans for a huge new glass-fronted station at Ilford were submitted today as part of a package of improvements for the start of Crossrail services. 

Evening Standard

CLA tells MPs planning system must be reformed to create 'stronger' countryside

Reforming the planning system to make it easier for rural businesses to deliver important development is vital to help to build a stronger and more sustainable countryside, the CLA has told MPs.

Farming UK

North East planners in a buoyant mood

Property development in the North East is in rude health, said the chairman of the Royal Town Planning Institute in the North East.

North East Connected

‘50-year waiting list’ at one London borough 

People in a deprived East London borough now face a 50-year wait for a council house, a senior councillor from the area has said in a BBC documentary.

The Guardian

Nottinghamshire rough sleepers threatened with fines 

Rough sleepers in an affluent suburb have been threatened with £100 fines.

BBC News

Disabled suffer obstacles in accessing public buildings

A lack of access to public buildings and open spaces is one of the concerns raised in the submitted evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry into disability and the built environment.

FM-World

Counties could have greater involvement and oversight in local plans 

County councils could be more involved in local plans under a proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, the housing minister has said.

Public Sector Executive

Preston campaigners launch legal challenge to fracking in Lancashire

A community group has begun legal action against the government's decision to grant permission for fracking in Lancashire.

ITV News

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