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England round-up: Indoor air quality is ‘a planning issue’; S106 agreement for Kent garden suburb signed

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 3 June-9 June, 2017

General election 2017: Planning minister Barwell loses his seat

The government will be looking for a new housing and planning minister as Gavin Barwell loses his Croydon Central seat to Labour.

The Planner

Indoor air quality is ‘a planning issue’

Developers could be required to achieve a certain indoor air quality (IAQ) when trying to get planning permission for new buildings, as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urged to consider it for his London Plan.

The Planner

S106 agreement for Kent garden suburb signed

Work has begun on the Chilmington Green development after Ashford Borough Council and the developers signed a section 106 agreement worth £125 million.

The Planner

Report: Too much detail in NSIP preparation a ‘significant concern’

Too much detail during the preparation, examination and specification stages of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) was a ‘significant concern’.

The Planner

Council minded to develop new homes in Green Hammerton 

Officers at Harrogate Borough Council are set to recommend proposals for a new settlement and additional sites to meet housing and employment needs for the Harrogate district.

Minster FM

Call for development sites as Dover reviews local plan

Dover District Council has asked land owners to suggest sites that they consider have development potential as part of the district’s local plan review.

Dover District Council

Renewables provide more than half UK electricity for first time

Renewable sources of energy have generated more electricity than coal and gas in the UK for the first time.

BBC News

Plans drawn up for affordable homes off Uffculme accident ‘hot-spot’

Fresh plans have been drawn up for housing, with over a third classed as affordable, off the busy Uffculme Road in Cullompton.

Devon Live

Field to be designated a village green to block housing plan

A field in Stoke, Plymouth, is to be designated as a village green to protect it from developers who want to build homes on the greenfield site.

Devon Live

Khan to publish London Housing Strategy in August (subscription) 

A London housing strategy setting Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s policy and spending proposals through to 2021 will be published in August and adopted next spring.

Inside Housing

Housing scheme for green space in Exmouth backed

Plans for 52 new homes in the centre of Exmouth are being recommended for approval despite opposition from the town council and the fact they are a departure from the local plan.

Devon Live

Appeal under way on plans for 150 homes in Muxton

A planning inquiry has taken place in Shropshire after Telford & Wrekin Council failed to make a decision over the plans for land near Wellington Road in Muxton.

Shropshire Star

Rugby club displaced by HS2 given permission for new ground

A Warwickshire rugby club faced with having to relocate because of the construction of the new HS2 high-speed rail line has been given the go-ahead to construct a new ground and clubhouse.

The Business Desk

Industrial estate site targeted for up to 65 houses

An outline scheme for up to 65 homes on land at Hadston Industrial Estate has been submitted to Northumberland County Council. 

Northumberland Gazette