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England round-up: CCC says adapting to climate crisis is ‘integral’ to UK Covid-19 recovery; Site with planning permission sold in Warwickshire

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 2 May-8 May, 2020

Covid-19: CCC says adapting to climate crisis is ‘integral’ to UK recovery

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has set out six principles that the leaders of the UK should follow to rebuild the nation after the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Planner

Site with planning permission sold in Warwickshire

A site in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, with planning permission for 850 homes has been sold to Taylor Wimpey and Jelson Homes.

The Planner

First phase of Ebbsfleet village approved

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has approved the first phase of a village to be delivered as part of the garden city.

The Planner

Worries over housing decision made behind closed doors

Allowing a decision about the future of thousands of homes to be made behind closed doors has been questioned. Cherwell District Council’s chief executive Yvonne Rees has passed control over who can live in new affordable homes to Oxford City Council.

Bicester Advertiser

Historic England criticised for ‘backing down’ over development near Oswestry hillfort

Campaigners against plans to build homes near Oswestry’s Iron Age hillfort have criticised Historic England for backing down in its opposition to the plans.

Shropshire Star

Sadiq Khan: There will be no swift return to normality for TfL

London’s mayor says the Covid-19 health crisis has led to thousands of Londoners losing their lives, with grief, anxiety and anguish touching too many lives. Many businesses and livelihoods have been adversely affected. It has also had a profound impact on public transport in London – and will continue to do so long into the future, he says.

City A.M

Wokingham regeneration wins prestigious planning award

The Wokingham town centre regeneration has been announced as winner in the category for Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2020.

Wokingham Today

Waste crime arrests in Lincolnshire

Two people have been arrested in Lincolnshire in a raid of an illegal waste site following intelligence and reports of suspicious activity, serving as a warning to those flouting the law and the Covid-19 lockdown.


Public hearing to take place over controversial landmark

A public hearing will take place to help a planning inspector to decide whether a controversial 180-foot artwork in the Northumberland hills should go ahead.

Northumberland Gazette

Bridgnorth residents to have a say on Tasley Garden Village plans

Taylor Wimpey West Midlands has invited residents and businesses to have their say on proposals for a new garden village on land south of the A458 and west of Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth.

Shropshire Live

Greater focus on occupant wellbeing will emerge from crisis

Some of the changes made by the building services sector to cope with the current Covid-19 pandemic will become permanent, according to two business leaders.