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England round-up: Gove launches Clean Air Strategy; Redevelopment of former Leicestershire colliery green-lit

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 19 May-25 May, 2018

Stromness regeneration plan wins top RTPI award

The regeneration of Stromness has won the RTPI’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the 2018 Awards for Planning Excellence.

The Planner

Redevelopment of former Leicestershire colliery green-lit

North West Leicestershire District Council’s planning committee has approved an application to redevelop the former Snibston colliery site on Ashby Road in Coalville.

The Planner

Gove launches Clean Air Strategy

Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched the government’s Clean Air Strategy, which states guidance for local authorities on how to tackle the effects of nitrogen dioxide on natural habitats.

The Planner

Khan calls on government to reform land assembly rules

The Mayor of London has launched the final version of his Housing Strategy, which implores the government to radically reform land assembly rules.

The Planner

High Court supports Khan’s affordable housing threshold approach

A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s threshold approach to delivering affordable housing in the capital.

The Planner

West Midlands’ mayor to address skills and housing problem 

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, has detailed two initiatives to help build more homes on derelict brownfield land and fill the region’s growing construction skills gap.

The Planner

Rejected new home application is appealed

Planning permission that was refused to demolish a house and build a new home in Dragon Lane, Manningford Bruce, near Pewsey has been appealed.

Gazette and Herald

Neighbourhood plan about to enter critical phase

Bramshott and Liphook’s Neighbourhood Development Plan is at a critical stage, as it moves into its second phase.

Liphook Herald

Sheffield’s HS2 vision revealed as part of 10-year city centre development plan

Sheffield City Council has released the first image of how a new HS2 station could look like if high-speed rail starts operating in the city.

Infrastructure Intelligence

Homes England to launch new framework

Homes England is set to launch the procurement of its new Multidisciplinary and Technical Services Frameworks, which aims to broaden the range of technical and design services available to support Homes England’s and other public bodies’ work to accelerate the supply of new homes.

UK Government

Applications approved subject to ‘planning obligations’ since 2008 revealed 

Seventy-five planning applications have been approved subject to ‘planning obligations’ in the past 10 years in Warrington.

Warrington Guardian

Hundreds of firms win work on HS2 project 

More than 400 firms across the West Midlands have won contracts in HS2’s supply chain, just in the first phase of the new high-speed rail network's evolution.

Express and Star

Sunderland City Council changes its plans

Sunderland City Council has made changes to the city’s final draft of its Core Strategy and Development Plan following consultation with its residents.

Sun FM News

MHCLG publishes department plan

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published its single departmental plan, setting out its objective and it aims to achieve them.

UK Government

Neighbourhood plan referendum set for green light

Newport residents will be asked to vote in a referendum on a plan for the town if Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet votes to approve the move at its meeting next Thursday, as recommended.

Shropshire Star

St Albans rail freight developers try to influence council over housing sites  

In a letter to St Albans District Council, HelioSlough has argued that including the former Radlett Airfield site in the draft local plan would cause the whole document to be ‘inherently unsound’.

The Herts Advertiser