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04/10/2019

England round-up: Jenrick outlines green commitment; New-build starts decreased in June quarter

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 28 September-4 October, 2019

Jenrick outlines green commitment

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has made a commitment to a new green standard to tackle the climate crisis and keep household energy bills low.

The Planner

New-build starts decreased in June quarter

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government statistics show that there was an 8 per cent decline in the number of homes started in the three months to June 2019 compared with the previous year.

The Planner

Northamptonshire council updates enforcement plan

South Northamptonshire Council has launched an updated Local Enforcement Plan to provide ‘greater clarity’ and guidance on the planning enforcement process in the district.

The Planner

Canada Water masterplan approved

Southwark Council’s planning committee has granted planning permission for a mixed-use masterplan to create a new town centre in Canada Water, London.

The Planner

Cambridge mosque wins major regional planning award

Cambridge’s first purpose-built mosque has been declared the overall winner at the RTPI East of England Regional Awards for Planning Excellence 2019.

RTPI

McVey: ‘We will get Britain building’

The UK should aim to set world standards in building on safety, technology, accessibility, design and the environment, said housing minister Esther McVey.

Politics Home

Company complains over council’s delayed decision on homes scheme

Palmer Homes has appealed over its scheme for 17 homes at the end of the un-made Prospect Place at Upwey, claiming that Dorset Council has failed to make a decision on its proposal.

Dorset Echo

TfL to run Crossrail trains between Paddington and Reading from December

From Sunday 15 December, Transport for London (TfL) will begin running stopping services between Paddington mainline and Reading using the new Elizabeth line trains.

My London

Hundreds attend Bridgnorth ‘garden village’ exhibits

Hundreds of people have turned out for a series of public exhibits promoting the masterplan for a 'garden village' in Bridgnorth. 

Shropshire Star

Network Rail unveils £10m university funding

Network Rail has announced it is investing £10 million in working with universities to help prepare a railway that can better cope with extreme weather and increased demand.

Infrastructure Intelligence

Consultation on green vision published

Following its declaration of a climate change emergency, the Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on its environmental strategy and urged everyone to have their say on its priorities for the future.

Alderley Edge

First of 1.2 million new Surrey trees to be planted

Surrey County Council has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030. This Saturday (5 October), the first will be planted at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh.

Surrey County Council

HS2 Ltd’s stops work on ancient woodlands

HS2 has issued a list of ancient woodlands on which work will cease during the Oakervee review.

UK Government

Plans approved for new £4.5m sheltered housing scheme

Building work on a new sheltered housing scheme in Market Bosworth is due to begin in spring after planning consent was granted by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s planning committee.

East Midlands Business Link

Public to have its say on stronger protection for UK waters

The government has launched a call for evidence to help to stop the impacts of human activity from damaging the marine environment. 

Environmental Journal

Cuadrilla outlines next steps for Lancashire site

Cuadrilla has confirmed the next steps for its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

Cuadrilla

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