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England round-up: Clegg presses for meanwhile use in the North, enough brownfield for a million homes

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 22 November-28 November, 2014

Clegg presses for meanwhile use in the North

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg would like to find temporary uses for vacant buildings in Northern cities. 

The Planner 

Brownfield land has space for one million homes, says CPRE 

The Campaign to Protect Rural England’s (CPRE) report From Wasted Space To Living Spaces, published this week, suggests that England has the brownfield capacity to build a million homes.

The Planner 

Relocating? Take your solar panels with you

The government revealed plans to make it easier for businesses to move their solar panels when they relocate.

Energy Live 

Theale Lake floating homes plans 'downsized'

Plans for a waterside development in Berkshire that includes floating homes are to be downsized, says the developer.

BBC News 

Oxford Westgate Centre approved

A £500m project to transform Oxford's Westgate Centre has been approved.

BBC News 

Leamington Old Town multi-million Cultural Quarter plans

Multi-million pound plans to breathe new life into Leamington's Old Town are set to be revived and expanded.

Leamington Observer 

Planning go-ahead for Cumbria Council's new £10m HQ

Cumbria County Council has given itself the final all-clear to build a new £10.4 million headquarters in Carlisle.

News & Star 

Roseacre Wood fracking: Environment Agency 'minded to grant' permits

The Environment Agency (EA) says it is "minded to grant" permits to energy firm Cuadrilla to frack during exploration for shale gas in Lancashire.

BBC News 

London Road bridge in Derby opens after £7m revamp

A bridge that has been closed to motorists in Derbyshire for more than a year has reopened after a £7m revamp.

BBC News