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England round-up: London gets housing funding, Northampton MP writes to Network Rail

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 29 November-5 December, 2014

London housing and infrastructure receive funding

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed government funding commitments that promise to bring significant housing and transport schemes to the capital.

The Planner 

Northampton Station: MP Brian Binley writes to Network Rail chief

An MP has taken the chief executive of Network Rail to task over further delays to the opening of a £20 million railway station.

BBC News 

Heathrow started fake community group to support runway bid, says Gatwick

Gatwick says Back Heathrow “wears the mask of a community group when they are simply a campaign arm of Heathrow”.

The Telegraph 

London's River Thames garden bridge backed by Westminster Council

Plans to build a garden bridge across the River Thames are a step closer after Westminster City Council gave planning permission.

BBC News

Bridlington's Palace Avenue demolition to start

The work in Palace Avenue is the start of a council plan to improve the East Yorkshire seaside town's economy and roads.

BBC News 

Stratford-upon-Avon Swan Theatre restoration plan

Stratford-upon-Avon's Swan Theatre is to be restored under £4.8 million plans by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

BBC News 

Dawlish rail line: Backing for alternative route

Train track owner Network Rail has won government backing to start looking into alternative routes to Dawlish.

BBC News 

Great Blakenham incinerator sparks up

A new £180 million waste incineration plant in Suffolk has begun generating electricity.

BBC News