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25/06/2021

England round-up: Government too slow to deliver on climate promises; Marine plans adopted in England

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 19 June-21 June, 2021

News report: Government too slow to deliver on climate promises

Although the government ‘deserves credit’ for climate promises made in the past year, it has been ‘too slow’ in delivering them, according to the Climate Change Committee.

The Planner

Marine plans adopted in England

The government has announced that it has adopted and published marine plans for the North East, North West, South East and South West regions.

The Planner

Green infrastructure standards updated

The Building with Nature group has launched updated green infrastructure standards, which aim to refresh and simplify the best-practice campaign’s current guidance for industry on the delivery of high-quality green infrastructure in residential and commercial development.

The Planner

Nominate your 2022 RTPI vice-president

The nominations are open for the 2021 RTPI elections, including for next year’s vice-president.

The Planner

Community forest to be established in the South West

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that a community forest will be created in Plymouth, South Devon.

The Planner

Application for Ebbsfleet neighbourhood submitted

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has submitted a planning application to redevelop an area of land into a new neighbourhood comprising 320 homes.

The Planner

Network Rail lodges application to build Cambridge South Station

A Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) application has been submitted by Network Rail to build Cambridge South station, which would serve the southern fringe of Cambridge and the biomedical campus.

The Planner

Campaign to save much-loved playing field from housing plans

A “beautiful” green field in part of Bilston in Wolverhampton is under threat after it emerged it has been lined up for a new housing estate.

Express & Star

Warehouse space approved

Outline planning has been granted for 867,000 square feet of additional warehouse space at Ma6nitude in Middlewich, Cheshire.

Logistics Manager

Citizens’ recommendations inform council strategies

Recommendations and associated actions put forward by citizens on climate change and housing, transport, and health are outlined in a report from Bristol’s Citizens’ Assembly received by the council’s cabinet.

Bristol City Council

HS2 begins permanent works on Old Oak Common station

HS2 has begun permanent works on its Old Oak Common station this week. Transport secretary Grant Shapps visited the 10-hectare site of the West London superhub station to meet the team working there, and gave the thumbs up for work to begin on the biggest newly-built railway station in the UK.

Infrastructure Intelligence

Green light tipped for more than 60 homes

The proposed construction of more than 60 homes on agricultural land in Rutland has been recommended for approval ahead of a planning committee meeting next week.

Insider Media

170-home plan rejected

A plan to build 170 new homes has been rejected by Bassetlaw District Council, but an appeal has been lodged to challenge this decision.

Lincolnshire Live

‘Disappointment’ over Unesco’s move to strip Liverpool of World Heritage status

The government, heritage bodies and local figures have all expressed frustration following a recommendation from Unesco that Liverpool should be stripped of its World Heritage Status next month.

Liverpool Echo

Bid made for £20m for Clacton

A bid has been lodged with the government for £20 million to fund improvements to Clacton town centre.

Tendring District Council

Plan in for Wigan shopping centre redevelopment

A joint venture partnership between north-west developer Cityheart and Beijing Construction Engineering Group International has submitted plans for the £130 million redevelopment of the Galleries Shopping Centre in Wigan.

Construction Enquirer

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