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England round-up: Carlton Tavern’s namesake in Australia knocked down; ‘Clear’ route of appeal required in NPPF

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 29 October-4 November, 2016

Carlton Tavern’s namesake in Australia knocked down

The Carlton Inn, Melbourne, has been illegally knocked down and Australian authorities are ordering that it must be rebuilt - mirroring a story involving the Carlton Tavern in London.

The Planner

‘Clear’ route of appeal required in NPPF

The British Property Federation and the Planning Officers Society have submitted a joint response to the government’s consultation on improving the use of planning conditions.

The Planner

RTPI launches 16 ways to tackle housing crisis

The RTPI has launched a campaign, 16 Ways in 16 Days, outlining its recommendations for tackling the housing crisis in England.

The Planner

Partnership starts homes for heroes scheme 

A new not-for-profit organisation has partnered with a social business and housing association in a bid to improve access to homes for armed forces, police and NHS emergency personnel in Crewe.

The Planner

Khan brands Old Oak Common regeneration a ‘mess’

Plans to regenerate Old Oak in West London were left in a mess by former Mayor Boris Johnson, says current Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The Planner

MPs call for flood management commissioner 

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee wants an overhaul of flood management in England and the creation of a national flood commissioner responsible for flood management.

The Planner

TfL brings forward more land for homes

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced two more sites that Transport for London will bring forward as part of his plan to fast-track public land to deliver affordable homes.

The Planner

Plans for Wolverhampton railway station get the green light

Multi-million pound plans for a new Wolverhampton railway station have been given the green light, with the proposals hailed as a major boost for both the city and Black Country.

Express and Star

Sadiq Khan announces Amy Lamé as London's first Night Czar

Comedian and broadcaster Amy Lamé has been unveiled as London’s first night czar, tasked with turning the capital into a thriving 24-hour city.

Evening Standard

Nearly 60 new homes to be built on Chesterfield site

Miller Homes has been granted conditional planning permission to build 55 properties on land at Newbold Road, which was formerly occupied by Newbold Community School.

The Star

Heysham to M6 link road first proposed in 1948 opens

A £140 million road linking Heysham to the M6 has been opened nearly 70 years after it was first suggested.

BBC News

Birkenhead town centre regeneration project scrapped

Plans for a £30 million redevelopment of Birkenhead town centre have been scrapped.

BBC News 

Plans for new fire station on Wirral green belt to be recommended for approval

Planning officers will recommend that the new facility on Saughall Massie Road is given the go-ahead when they meet next Thursday.

Wirral Globe

Landlords offered money to bring their empty homes into use 

Owners of empty homes are being offered grants of up to £1,000 by Rochford District Council to put properties back into use and help alleviate the housing shortage in the area. 

Braintree & Witham Times

Heathrow Airport noise complaint every five minutes

Heathrow Airport receives a noise complaint on average every five minutes, according to official data.

BBC News