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England round-up: Energy storage to be exempt from NSIP regime; Views sought on Liverpool spatial plan

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 12 October-18 October, 2019

Energy storage to be exempt from NSIP regime

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a consultation on proposals to exempt energy storage from the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime in England and Wales.

The Planner

Views sought on Liverpool spatial plan

Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram has launched a consultation on how the area will be planned and developed.

The Planner

6,000-home garden village approved

Fareham Borough Council’s planning committee has granted outline planning permission for Welborne Garden Village.

The Planner

Review panel calls for new body to integrate HS2 and NPR

A special purpose vehicle based on the Olympic Delivery Authority should be established to ensure that HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and related upgrades ‘are combined efficiently and with maximum value’.

The Planner

Environment bill launched in Parliament

The government has introduced a bill to Parliament that aims to tackle the ‘biggest environmental priorities of our time’.

The Planner

Jenrick announces shared ownership measures

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that there will be a new model for shared ownership to make it easier for people to buy more of their own home.

The Planner

Ebbsfleet secures land for central development

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has purchased 125 hectares of land to create a centre for the garden city.

The Planner

Planning application submitted for Alexander Stadium redevelopment

A £70 million planning application has been submitted to Birmingham City Council to redevelop Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr.

The Planner

Ox-Cam Arc requires a delivery body, say property professionals

An Olympics-style organising body is needed to deliver homes, transport, social infrastructure and commercial space across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

The Planner

RTPI announces winner of learning partner award

The City of Edinburgh Council has won the RTPI’s Learning Partner Award for 2019.

The Planner

Plans for 1,000 new homes take next step

A move to build 1,000 new homes south-west of Harrogate has been given approval to move to the next stage, although the local parish council has already flagged its opposition to the plans.

Stray FM

College mini-housing estate plans set for green light

A masterplan to build a mini-housing estate on a Nuneaton college’s land has been recommended for approval – despite 140 objections to the scheme.

Coventry Telegraph

Local plan documents to go out to public consultation

A plan setting out how thousands of new homes could be built in South Staffordshire over the next two decades is to go out to public consultation – despite calls to delay the process by some district councillors.

Express & Star

Housing minister hails first-time buyer numbers

Housing minister Esther McVey has welcomed new mortgage data that shows the number of first-time buyers getting a mortgage, and thus a foot on the property ladder, is increasing.

UK Government

Recommended route identified for central section of Spalding relief road

A feasibility study looking at options for the central section of Spalding’s new relief road is complete. Following an extensive evidence-based options analysis process, officers have recommended a route through the centre of the ‘safeguarded corridor’ within the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Lincolnshire County Council

First plans approved for Havering regeneration project

The first plans for Havering’s biggest regeneration project have been agreed, marking a significant step forward for the council’s flagship homebuilding programme.

Havering Council

Wollaton Vale couple hit with fine after row over garden outbuildings

A Wollaton couple have been left “baffled" after they were hit with a £20,000 fine for breaching planning rules by building outbuildings and fish pond in their back garden.

Nottinghamshire Live

Stop notice issued to 'flagrant breach of planning control'

Kettering Council has issued a permanent stop notice to works in Cransley Road, just outside of Loddington.

Northamptonshire Telegraph

South Bristol housing development approved

More than 1,400 new homes are to be built in south Bristol after a major new development was granted outline planning permission this week.

Bristol City Council

New leisure centre given green light

North West Leicestershire District Council’s planning committee has approved an application to build a £22 million leisure facility on land off Stephenson Way in Coalville.

North West Leicestershire District Council

Supplementary planning documents consultation begins

Following the adoption of the borough plan in June 2019, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has started a consultation on a number of supplementary planning documents.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Council seeks public views on district’s canal-sides

Warwick District Council has launched a public consultation on a development plan document that will determine the future of the district’s canal-sides.

Warwick District Council