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04/09/2020

England round-up: Housing targets in South Oxfordshire plan backed; 1,550 homes approved for Wiltshire town

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 29 August-4 September, 2020

Housing targets in South Oxfordshire plan backed

Housing targets and green belt allocations for development in South Oxfordshire District Council’s local plan have been backed by an inspector.

The Planner

Heat pumps key to reducing capital’s emissions

Heat pumps have a critical role to play in tackling emissions from buildings in London as well as delivering the mayor’s 2030 net-zero ambitions.

The Planner  

1,550 homes approved for Wiltshire town

Swindon Borough Council has granted planning permission for a minimum of 1,550 homes, which will be delivered at New Eastern Villages.

The Planner

Canterbury rejects Taylor Wimpey homes plan

Canterbury City Council’s planning committee has gone against the recommendation of a planning officer in refusing a planning application for up to 900 homes.

The Planner

Solar and wind set to be cheaper options for power generation by 2040

New solar and wind plants in the UK built in the next 20 years will be much cheaper than the government previously forecast.

The Planner

Wind sets power records in August

Wind power generation in the UK broke records in August by supplying nearly 60 per cent of the nation’s electricity on two occasions.

The Planner

North Tyneside unveils major regeneration masterplan

A major public consultation has been launched on a masterplan to regenerate North Shields.

The Planner

Milton Keynes considers outline application of its own housing scheme

Milton Keynes planning officers are recommending approval of a proposal to build a 930-home development near Newport Pagnell.

The Planner

Council to launch consultation on South West Rugby planning framework

Rugby Borough Council looks set to give consent for a public consultation on an amended draft planning framework for the South West Rugby site.

Rugby Borough Council

Social housing scheme in Lewisham given the go-ahead

The City of London Corporation has been given permission to build 110 new social housing homes in the borough of Lewisham.

City of London Corporation

Plans for stable block and barn approved

Harborough District Council has granted planning permission for a stable block and barn near the village of Claybrooke Parva.

Harborough District Council

Anger in Eton Wick as fence replaces destroyed hedgerows

The new owner of the Crown Farm estate in Eton Wick is in conflict with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead's planning enforcement team over the removal of hedgerows and construction of a fence running alongside the site's borders on Eton Wick Road.

The Royal Observer

London Assembly sets out ‘formal objection’ to Khan's plan to relocate City Hall

London Assembly chair Navin Shah has sent Mayor of London Sadiq Khan a letter taking issue with his proposals for moving to the Royal Docks and with his handling of the issue.

On London

HS2 opposes major plans to restore stretch of Chesterfield Canal

A planning application for the restoration of the remainder of the waterway that falls within Chesterfield borough – a 1.6-mile section from Staveley to the edge of Renishaw – has been submitted by the Chesterfield Canal Trust (CCT). HS2 has opposed the application.

Derbyshire Times

Plans for major new city centre car park submitted

Genr8 Developments, the developer behind Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent, has submitted a planning application for a new 734-space multistorey car park at the site.

The Business Desk

Plans for controversial caravan park in Shropshire resubmitted

A new application for a site housing 10 static caravans and a play area at land in Links Green, Hinstock, has been launched after a previous proposal was rejected.

Shropshire Star

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