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England round-up: Khan releases finalised supplementary planning guidance; Greater Manchester Spatial Framework timetable published

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 12 August-18 August, 2017

Khan releases finalised supplementary planning guidance

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that half the homes built on public land in London will have to be affordable if they are to benefit from faster planning permission.

The Planner

£45.5m investment to unlock homes in Leicestershire and South East

Highways England has announced a number of road improvements schemes worth £45 million that could create more than 6,000 jobs and 10,000 homes in Leicestershire and the South East.

The Planner

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework timetable published

The second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework won’t be developed until the new year and then published in June 2018, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced.

The Planner

Affordable homes fears for Cullompton's North West Extension

Concerns have been raised about the number of affordable homes being constructed as part of Cullompton's North West Urban Expansion.

Devon Live

Private rental sector gets a ‘perfect storm’ warning

According to a survey of almost 3,000 landlords, 22 per cent plan to sell at least one of their properties over the next year – with just 18 per cent planning to buy additional properties to rent.


Former school to be torn down in Carlisle in new homes plan 

Carlisle City Council's development control committee has approved plans that will see a former school building torn down to make way for new flats and houses.

News & Star

Developers to set out plans for housing estate on former Wollaton allotments

Developers have set out plans for the new housing estate in Wollaton, which could be built on former allotments.

Nottingham Post

Public land in England made available for sale rises 144% 

The amount of public sector land up for sale in England has more than doubled, Labour analysis has revealed.

Public Finance

A47 improvement programme announced

Plans for multimillion-pound upgrades to a key road connecting East Anglia with the Midlands have been announced by the government.

UK Government

Plans to build 150 homes within conservation area

The public can have its say on plans for up to 150 new homes proposed for land in a conservation area in Guernsey.

ITV News

Khan fails to build any social housing in year as mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has failed to build any social housing in London in the past 12 months despite promising to construct thousands of houses every year during his election campaign, according to figures.

Evening Standard

Planning Inspectorate upholds decision to refuse housebuilding in Thirsk village

An appeal against a council’s decision to refuse permission for three new homes in a Thirsk village has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.

Darlington & Stockton Times

£7m flood resilience boost for A66 in Cumbria

A £7 million project to make the A66 at Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria more flood resilient has been completed.

ITV News

Request for local plan to be ‘called in’

A planning inquiry to decide if 1,800 houses should be built at Dunsfold Aerodrome, ended with a request to call in Waverley’s local plan.

Farnham Herald