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England round-up: London council is keen to be pilot for digital planning; Council considers withdrawal of Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in Northern Ireland: 10 October-16 October, 2020

London council is keen to be pilot for digital planning

Councillors at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council have given their support to plans for the government’s plans for better digital engagement and online local plans.

The Planner

Council considers withdrawal of Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan

Buckinghamshire Council will decide at a meeting next week whether or not to withdraw the Chiltern and South Bucks (CSB) Local Plan from examination.

The Planner

Link road in the North West approved

Cumbria County Council’s development control and regulation committee has given the go-ahead to an application for the Carlisle Southern Link Road.

The Planner

Heritage risk register reveals a mixed picture

Historic England has announced that 181 historic buildings and sites have been removed from the Heritage at Risk register, but 216 sites have been added this year because of concerns about their condition.

The Planner

West Midlands taskforce seeks to speed up delivery of low-carbon homes

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has set up a task force to help the region ‘accelerate’ the construction of low-carbon homes that are energy efficient.

The Planner

RTPI members awarded fellowship of Academy of Social Sciences

The RTPI has congratulated six of its members who have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.


Jenrick dismisses call for constituency fund probe

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has dismissed Labour’s call for an investigation into the award of a £25 million regeneration grant to his constituency.

BBC News

Portsmouth protest over cross-Channel electricity link plan

Plans for a £1.2 billion electricity link between England and France could mean the loss of green spaces in Portsmouth, say campaigners.

BBC News

HS2 ‘to create just 75 jobs in Staffordshire’, MP claims

The construction of HS2 is set to create just 75 jobs for people in Staffordshire, an MP has claimed.

Express & Star

Plans in for major solar energy park

Plans have been submitted to create a major solar energy park in Leicestershire. A 183.5-acre site at Green Farm to the north of the former Grantham Canal has been set aside for the proposed scheme.

Insider Media

Interim injunction issued after enforcement hearing

The High Court has issued Guildford Borough Council with an interim injunction in relation to a site in Seale where planning control breaches are taking place.

Guildford Borough Council

Planners decide on scheme to reopen quarry waste recycling plant

Leicestershire County Council has refused plans to reopen the Cotesbach Mechanical Biological Treatment facility at Shawell Quarry, which has been shut since 2016, so that it could process 150,000 tonnes of household, commercial and industrial rubbish a year.

Leicester Mercury

Modular housing scheme completes in Lincolnshire

G F Tomlinson has completed works on a modular housing scheme in Grantham, which has been delivered for South Kesteven District Council.

Lincolnshire Today

Consultation launched on development in Telford 

A consultation on the Telford & Wrekin Council's Local Plan review has begun, and will run until 4 December.

Shropshire Star