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England round-up: Leeds housing proposal, report for Mayor of London

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 2 January-9 January 2015

Housing proposals for Leeds to be discussed

Plans for the allocation of 66,000 new houses in Leeds have been released as part of the city’s Core Strategy.

The Planner 

Report for Mayor of London recommends investment in council planning departments

A report produced for the Mayor of London's business advisory panel, the London Enterprise Panel (LEP), has recommended that the capital's planning departments be better resourced and that low-quality land should be removed from the green belt to support economic growth.


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“Let us, the public, help shape Colne’s future,” was the heading of a letter from Sheila Smith and five colleagues in the wake of a protest and getting signatures outside Colne Market in November.

Burnley Express 

Shrewsbury A5 roadwork misery to last until March

Major roadworks that have frustrated motorists in Shropshire for months will drag on until the middle of March.

Shropshire Star 

Patrick McLoughlin pledges more seats on northern trains

Train passengers in the north of England will have access to more seats, despite the loss of some stock to the south, the transport minister has said.

BBC News 

Fracking: Businesses urge Lancashire County Council to back plans

More than 100 local businesses have asked Lancashire County Council to approve fracking at two sites.

BBC News 

Stockport Council approves Brinnington homes plan

Plans to build 270 homes in Stockport have been given the go-ahead despite a petition signed by thousands of people.

BBC News

Rushden and Diamonds Nene Park redevelopment plans out to consultation

Plans that will see a disused football stadium replaced with a four-storey hotel, cinema, restaurants and a food store have gone out to consultation.

BBC News 

Rolls-Royce plans to redevelop Derby site

Rolls-Royce has announced plans to modernise its main aerospace site in Derby to create a “campus”.

BBC News

Kimberley tram plan study gets council backing

A much-discussed feasibility study into a new tramline beyond the M1 has finally received council backing.

BBC News