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England round-up: 560 homes approved in Hampshire; Heathrow loses Crossrail access charge case

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 27 May-2 June, 2017

560 homes approved in Hampshire

Eastleigh Borough Council has approved the initial phase of a 1,100-home community at North Stoneham Park in Eastleigh, with work expected to begin in August.

The Planner

UK Government challenged over air pollution plans

Campaigners have launched a High Court challenge against the UK Government’s draft consultation on its plans to improve air quality, saying they contain “major flaws”.

The Planner

Conference: Minerals underpin national ambitions for housing and infrastructure 

Future demand for minerals, the sector’s low profile, Brexit uncertainty and major global changes – including Chinese mineral expansion, protectionism in the USA and turbulence in the Middle East ­ – present a range of challenges and opportunities for the minerals sector, a conference audience has heard.


Heathrow loses Crossrail access charge case

Heathrow cannot charge Crossrail for using its track to travel to the airport, a High Court judge has ruled.

BBC News

Southwark Council and Clarion team up to build flats

Clarion and Southwark Council have teamed up to deliver more than 600 homes across a range of publicly owned sites in the London borough – almost half of which will revert to local authority ownership for council housing.

Inside Housing

Homes plan backed behind former Market Drayton pub despite petition

Councillors have approved controversial plans to build five houses behind a former Market Drayton pub, despite more than 300 objections.

Shropshire Star

Combined authority announces new appointments

Following his election as the first Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen has chaired his first official meeting and announced Bob Cook, the leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council as the deputy mayor and vice-chair.

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Tees Valley mayor launches initiative to accelerate land development 

Mayor Ben Houchen has chaired the first meeting of the Tees Valley Land Commission, a body responsible for identifying brownfield and public sector land across the area and helping to bring forward sites for new jobs and housing.

Tees Valley Combined Authority

Google submits plans for new King’s Cross HQ

Internet giant Google has submitted plans for its new headquarters building at King’s Cross in London to Camden Council.

Construction Enquirer

Inquiry date set for Red Funnel planning appeal

A date for the inquiry into the planning appeal lodged by Red Funnel for the redevelopment and expansion of the East Cowes ferry terminal has been announced.

On the Wight

WSP appointed to major transportation study launched into M1 junctions 33 & 34

Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has been appointed by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to lead on a study and define the business case for a Sheffield City Region ‘Innovation Corridor’.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Plan for £28.5m roadworks on route off A38 set to be approved

Plans for a £28.5 million road scheme to widen and realign the A382 – the road that connects Newton Abbot with the A38 at Drumbridges – will provide substantial public benefits, said planners as they recommend approving the scheme.

Devon Live

Brent’s tallest building approved as mixed-use scheme

Colliers International’s London Planning team has secured a resolution to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of Minavil House, Alperton, in the London Borough of Brent.

Building Construction Design

Work on first ever housing development for British war veterans begins

Work to build a multimillion-pound housing development exclusively for British war veterans is under way in Wiltshire.  

The Express