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England round-up: Councils should consider 5G in planning policy, says Adonis; Barwell clarifies policy on neighbourhood plans and lack of housing land

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 10 December-16 December, 2016

Councils should consider 5G in planning policy, says Adonis

The National Infrastructure Commission has recommended that local authorities consider how the deployment of digital infrastructure can be established in planning policy.

The Planner

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Barwell assures MPs new guidance addresses their concerns

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has assured MPs that his recent ministerial statement addresses a number of concerns they have about the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.

The Planner

Barwell clarifies policy on neighbourhood plans and lack of housing land

In a ministerial statement housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has said that when neighbourhood plans make provision for housing, the plans should not be deemed out of date.

The Planner

Khan publishes good practice guide into estate regeneration

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has published a good practice guide into estate regeneration, which recommends that Londoners must be involved at an early stage to help shape proposals.

The Planner

New British Airways headquarters could be built in Colnbrook

Planners at Slough Borough Council have suggested that the new local plan will need to take into account the loss of the British Airway’s headquarters building.

Colnbrook Views

Plan for more affordable homes across the Melton borough

More young couples and single people could afford to stay living in Melton villages if a new initiative is adopted across the borough, claims the Melton Council’s deputy leader.

Melton Times

Man who flooded six gardens in Overseal is refused permission for gipsy site

A man who demolished his neighbour's fence and flooded six gardens in Overseal by bringing more than a metre of hardcore onto his land without permission is to take his bid for a traveller site to the High Court after his plans were refused.

Burton Mail

Flats conversion plan for historic Telford hall gets green light

Plans to convert an iconic Telford building into apartments for older people have been given the go-ahead.

Shropshire Star

Report: London faces shortfall of extra 625,000 homes

Thousands more adult Londoners face having to live with their parents or “sofa surf” as the homes shortage in the capital widens by up to 625,000, a report warned today.

Evening Standard

Khan backs two new City of London skyscrapers

London mayor Sadiq Khan has approved the building of two new skyscrapers for the capital.

BBC News

HS2: Concerned residents attend meeting about new Leicestershire route

More than 300 people have attended a meeting to express concern about the proposed new route of HS2 as it cuts through Leicestershire.

Leicester Mercury

London Stansted unveils plans for new arrivals building 

London Stansted Airport has unveiled plans for a new £130 million Arrivals build it claims will "significantly improve the passenger experience".

Airport World