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England round-up: A million homes needed to support Thames Estuary growth; Derbyshire council backs 1,800 homes in Clowne

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 23 June-29 June, 2018

A million homes needed to support Thames Estuary growth, report claims

The Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission has proposed that one million homes in the Thames Estuary will be required by 2050 to support its growth, their construction potentially resulting in 1.3 million new jobs.

The Planner

Derbyshire council backs 1,800 homes in Clowne

Bolsover District Council’s planning committee has approved an application that includes up to 1,800 on part green belt land to the north of Clowne.

The Planner

London’s Royal Docks regeneration approved

The London Economic Action Partnership has given the green light to plans that could see 4,000 new homes built at the Royal Docks.

The Planner 

Housebuilders should belong to independent ombudsman

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has called on the government to make it mandatory for housebuilders to belong to a New Homes Ombudsman.
The Planner

Construction values at five-year low, report suggests

The construction industry’s decline continued into May, with the value of new construction contracts totalling £4.5 billion,  a figure 10 per cent down on April and the lowest total for over five years, according to the latest statistics.

The Planner

Council bid to outlaw For Sale and To Let signs

Wandsworth Council is seeking powers to ban For Sale and To Let boards because they are seen by many ‘as eyesores that litter the landscape’.

Estate Agent Today

Crossrail appoints new board members

Crossrail has seen three of its non-executive directors replaced as part of a raft of changes to the board ahead of the planned opening of the line later this year.

Construction News

Relationship framework for Heathrow published 

The UK Government has published the relationship framework document, which establishes the basis for collaborative and constructive engagement between the Department for Transport and Heathrow Airport Limited.

UK Government

Online guides aim to help renters and leaseholders

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published a series of guides aimed at ensuring tenants, landlords and letting agents are complying with their legal responsibilities.

UK Government

Luton Airport pressing ahead with expansion

Luton Airport is pressing ahead with its expansion following the announcement of a third runway for Heathrow. Luton is now aiming to cater for up to 38 million passengers a year.

Herts Advertiser

New Harpenden homes plan rejected for over-development

Councillors on St Albans council’s planning committee have refused a developer’s application to demolish a property in Harpenden and replace it with four new homes. 

Herts Advertiser

Drax Repower project application accepted by PINs 

Drax Power Station’s application for a Development Consent Order for its Repower gas generation and battery storage project has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

Drax Power

£5million scheme to boost housing and jobs in Skipton

Craven District Council’s multi-million pound scheme to improve employment and housing in the Skipton area has been given approval.

Stray FM

Homes plan for former Sainsbury's supermarket site 

The former Sainsbury’s supermarket in Wolverhampton city centre is set to be replaced with homes, it has been revealed. The council owns the site.

Express and Star

Carlisle Southern Link Road plans take next step

Cumbria County Council has chosen its preferred route for the new Carlisle Southern Link Road, which will help enable the delivery of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village.

Cumbria County Council