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England round-up: England’s ‘first’ land commission launched in Liverpool; Khan backs 514-home Hillingdon scheme

Words: Laura Edgar
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Salford goes to court to protect green space

Salford City Council’s decision that developer Peel L&P cannot build 600 homes at Broadoak in Worsley has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The Planner

England’s ‘first’ land commission launched in Liverpool

Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram has established England’s ‘first’ Land Commission to improve the management and use of land in the region.

The Planner  

Khan backs 514-home Hillingdon scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has given his support to a 514-home scheme – 182 of which would be affordable – to be built on the former Master Brewer´s hotel site in Hillingdon.  

The Planner

Extra government cash put forward to release land for housing

Cabinet Office minister Lord Agnew has announced a £30 million boost to the government’s Land Release Fund and the One Public Estate programme.

The Planner

Site near Harrogate acquired for major employment scheme

A 38-acre site near Harrogate has been acquired by Opus North and Bridges Fund Management to bring forward an employment development that could support 2,000 jobs.

Insider Media

Grenfell recommendations will be implemented, says Jenrick

The government is “committed to implementing” all of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s recommendations, said housing secretary Robert Jenrick following criticism from Labour.

BBC News

Petitions against development of former green belt handed to city council

Petitions calling to stop development on Coventry’s former green belt and review the local plan have been submitted to the city council.

Coventry Telegraph

Newquay flats plan refused

Plans to demolish a former hotel in Newquay and replace it with a modern block of flats have been refused planning permission.

Cornish Stuff

Council announces new partner for design review panel

Oxford City Council has announced that Design South East will be its new partner for the Oxford Design Review Panel.

Oxford City Council

Tipton company must tear buildings down after planning permission fail

A Tipton motor company that constructed a used car dealership on vacant land without planning permission has been told by Sandwell Council that it must tear it all down.

Express & Star

Council investigates breach of planning law over car park

Newark and Sherwood District Council planning enforcement officers are investigating whether the blocking off of Flowserve’s carp ark is a breach of planning law.

Newark Advertiser

Sharma promises ‘joined-up thinking’ on net-zero policy, but examples remain scarce

Business secretary Alok Sharma delivered rhetoric that the government would approach the net-zero emissions commitment for 2050 through a “joined-up thinking” approach, but was unable to confirm any concrete policy announcements that would ensure fossil fuels aren’t locked into the future economy.


Three Darlington railway bridges to be restored

Network Rail is working in partnership with Darlington Borough Council to brighten up three historic railway bridges in the town as part of a £60,000 project.

Network Rail

Objections set out for plans for 475 homes on farmland

Isle of Wight Green Party is urging the public to submit objections to the proposed 475 housing development on land at Westridge Farm, Ryde, as the deadline for the public consultation ends today.

On The Wight

Khan faces calls to scrap Silvertown road tunnel

The shadow minister for climate change has called on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to abandon his plans for a new four-lane road tunnel beneath the Thames.

The Guardian