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England round-up: Football stadium approved for Everton; New headquarters plans for air ambulance approved

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 20 February-26 February, 2021

Football stadium approved for Everton

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee has granted permission for Everton Football Club’s plans for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and outline permission for a community legacy project at Goodison Park.

The Planner

New headquarters plans for air ambulance approved

Shropshire Council has granted full planning permission for a purpose-built airbase and charity headquarters for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The Planner

Runnymede adopts CIL charges

Councillors at Runnymede Borough Council have approved a set of community infrastructure levy (CIL) charges that will see developers seeking permission to build within certain areas paying towards the cost of new infrastructure.

The Planner

Council secures court order to remove caravans from green belt site

The High Court has granted Cheshire East Council an order that means several caravans must be removed from a green belt site in the borough.

The Planner

Kwarteng approves generating station

Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has granted a development consent order (DCO) for the power upgrade and increase in tonnage throughput to the existing Kemsley Generating Station (WK3), near Sittingbourne.

The Planner

Mixed-use scheme approved for Hackney Road

Tower Hamlets Council has granted planning permission for a mixed-use development that will provide an LGBTQ+ venue on the site, following the closure of The Joiners Arms pub in 2015.

The Planner

Homes England buys sites in Harrogate

Homes England has announced that it has acquired two development sites in Harrogate that will deliver a total of 880 family homes.

The Planner

Start of the year stats show decline in contract awards values

For January 2021, the total value of contract awards was £4.3 billion, which is 10 per cent less than the monthly average of £4.5 billion recorded for 2020.

The Planner

Crossrail prepares for Paddington handover to TfL

Crossrail has confirmed that the Paddington Elizabeth line station has become the third of the newly built central stations where construction works are sufficiently finished for final commissioning activities to start.  

Infrastructure Intelligence

Council takes no enforcement action over Gibsmere development

Newark and Sherwood District Council has expressed its disappointment with a developer that broke the rules, but says making it revert to an approved design is not in the public interest.

Newark Advertiser

Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency

The new maritime experience at Hull’s historic North End Shipyard is set to become one of the 'most energy-efficient buildings’ in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector.

Hull City Council

Plans approved for 30 new homes in Leasowe

Wirral Council has approved plans for 30 affordable homes on a vacant plot in Leasowe.

Wirral Globe

75% of public believe government’s response to unsafe cladding falls short

Research conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Built Environment Communications Group’s (BECG) new Building Safety Unit, has found that 75 per cent of people believe the government could have done more to ensure the removal of flammable cladding from residential buildings since the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017.

Facilitate Magazine

Inspector backs planning refusal

A planning Inspectorate has backed Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for extended delivery hours to the Crown Crest warehouse near Desford.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council