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20/04/2018

England round-up: Labour would link housing affordability to income; Integrating planning and transport key to Northern economy, says RTPI

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 14 April-20 April, 2018

Labour would link housing affordability to income

A Labour government would redefine affordable housing, suspend the Right to Buy scheme and ‘transform’ the planning system so it has a ‘duty’ to deliver affordable housing.

The Planner

Integrating planning and transport key to Northern economy, says RTPI

The RTPI has urged Transport for the North to work with local and combined authorities to avoid increased car use as it looks to create new and improved transport links in the region.

The Planner

West of England submits joint spatial plan

Four councils have submitted a draft West of England Joint Spatial Plan to housing secretary Sajid Javid.

The Planner

Millennials face a lifetime of renting, claims report 

The private rented sector needs to be ‘radically reformed’ to ensure that it can accommodate families raising children and people who are retired because young people face never owning their own home, says the Resolution Foundation.

The Planner

Ministers supplementing salaries with rent from privately let property tenants, figures reveal

Prime Minister Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox are among landlords benefiting by at least £10,000 a year, according to the parliamentary register of MPs’ interests.

Independent

People urged to have their say on A303 Stonehenge upgrade 

The government has urged businesses, residents, heritage groups and road users to have their say on the A303 Stonehenge upgrade before consultation ends later this month.

UK Government

Council drop Tall Trees housing park investigation into miss-selling 

The inquiry into alleged miss-selling at Tall Trees housing park has been dropped  by Christchurch Borough Council.

Daily Echo

New 6,500-home town in Oxfordshire will be ‘community to be proud of’ 

Developers have reaffirmed their commitment to a major project that could deliver up to 6,500 new homes off the M40. 

Bicester Advertiser

£37k paid out over plan appeals by Bradford Council

Bradford Council has paid out more than £37,000 to developers in the past three years after decisions were overturned by the government’s Planning Inspectorate.

The Telegraph and Argus

Plans revealed for £45m PRS development

Plans have been revealed for a £45 million development of almost 500 private rented sector (PRS) flats in Sheffield.

Insider Media

£500,000 for new cycle and walking route

Cheshire East Council has been awarded £500,000 for a new cycling and walking link through Wilmslow that will connect key economic sites and improve access to the Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone.

Alderleyedge.com

Government ‘minded to accept’ plans for North of Tyne Authority

Communities secretary Sajid Javid is currently considering the findings of a consultation into creating a new ‘North of Tyne’ regional council.

Chronicle Live

Huge increase in planning breach complaints received by council

More than 200 complaints of alleged planning control breaches have been reported to Gedling Borough Council - a 125 percent increase compared to 2014/15.

Nottingham Post 

London house prices post first annual fall since 2009 

House prices in London have recorded their first annual fall in nearly a decade, according to government figures showing gains in every other region across the country.

The Guardian

Plans to extend Mole Country Stores rejected

Mole Country Stores has been refused planning permission to extend the store at Blackwater Road, Newport, for the second time.

On The Wight

Last chance to comment on five-year plan for park

There are just two weeks left for people to comment on the draft Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan 2019-2024.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Officers investigate complaint over banners urging council to 'save Walton's green belt'

Planning enforcement officers have investigated a complaint over banners urging Warrington Borough Council to 'save Walton's green belt land' – after they were put up without permission.

Warrington Guardian

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