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England round-up: Khan is not delivering affordable family homes, say London Tories; £4m for Grimsby regeneration

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 6 July-12 July, 2019

Khan is not delivering affordable family homes, say London Tories

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been accused of not delivering enough affordable family-sized homes.

The Planner

Public lacks trust in developers

The public lacks trust in developers and the planning system, according to a survey published by property firm Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

The Planner

UK climate action ‘lagging behind’

The UK Government must demonstrate that it is serious about meeting its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, says the Committee on Climate Change.

The Planner

£4m for Grimsby regeneration

Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has committed a further £4 million to the regeneration of Grimsby.

The Planner

MoD lodges application for radar shelters at RAF intelligence station

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has made a planning application to build extra shelters to protect radar equipment at an RAF base in North Yorkshire.

The Planner

WYG takeover completed

The takeover of consultancy WYG has been formally completed, with the company announcing in the London Stock Exchange that trading in its shares has been cancelled.

The Planner

Planning granted for 780,000 sq ft mixed-use Solihull scheme (subscription)

Plans have been approved to redevelop a 47-acre brownfield site in Solihull into a major mixed-use scheme to provide 570 houses and 145,000 square feet of commercial space.

The Business Desk

Council ready to submit further York Central planning application

The City of York Council is poised to submit a further planning application for York Central – after the secretary of state announced that there would not be a public inquiry into the scheme.

Minster FM

Planning application for Wanstead pole dancing room was a ‘mistake’

A planning application for a pole dancing room and ‘gentleman’s club’ in Wanstead was submitted by accident, the applicant said.

Illford Recorder

Gloucestershire farmers dig a hole with planning officials

Two Gloucestershire farmers have dug themselves a hole with planners after councillors were shown photographs of unlawful activities on their land.

Gloucestershire Live

Petition to save archery club from council enforcement exceeds 1,000 signatures

A petition calling on North Norfolk District Council to ditch enforcement action against an archery club has received 1,176 signatures in less than a week.

Eastern Daily Press

Town will not become one big housing estate

Ross-on-Wye councillors have reassured residents that the neighbourhood plan would help to prevent the town from becoming ‘one big housing estate’.

Hereford Times

HS2 cost ‘not worth creating some jobs in Birmingham’

Spending billions of pounds on HS2 is not worth it to create ‘some jobs in Birmingham’, an MP has said.

BBC News

Refusal tipped for 128 homes

A bid to build 128 houses in Burton-upon-Trent has been recommended for refusal.

Insider Media

Warehouse plans for former Navy site revealed

Plans to build two warehouses on land that was previously part of a Royal Navy base have been revealed. The plans include the construction of two bulk animal feed storage tanks.

Insider Media