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27/05/2016

England round-up: London population predicted to grow the fastest; Permission granted for Lichfield city centre regeneration

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 21 May-27 May, 2016

London population predicted to grow the fastest

London, the East of England and the South-East are all projected to grow at a faster rate than other parts of England, according to latest statistics.

The Planner

Government contributes to future planners scheme fund

The Department for Communities and Local Government has contributed £36,000 to the RTPI student bursary fund the institute set up last year.

The Planner

Next stage of Elephant and Castle town centre revealed

Plans for the next phase to revamp Elephant and Castle town centre have been set out by Delancey, including new retail units and homes.

The Planner

Permission granted for Lichfield city centre regeneration

Lichfield District Council has granted planning permission for the regeneration of the city centre.

The Planner

Strategic planning to protect wildlife and boost renewable energy, says RSPB

Strategic planning that puts nature first by identifying key sites for renewable energy schemes will help the UK meet its climate targets by 2050, according to a major study.

The Planner

Global alliance launched to better respond to disasters in cities

The Global Alliance for Urban Crises was launched earlier this week, with the aim of more effectively preventing, preparing for and responding to humanitarian crises in urban areas.

The Planner

Khan announces his senior team

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced who will be in his senior team, including the deputy mayors for housing and transport.

The Planner

Call for Lichfield rail line to link with HS2 in Birmingham

Lichfield’s MP has called for the Cross City rail line to be connected to HS2, should the government's high-speed rail scheme go ahead.

Lichfield Mercury

Green light signalled for major revamp at Acton railway station

Ealing council has signalled a green light for a major overhaul at Acton Main Line station as part of the Crossrail project.

Get West London

Plans in for £33m buy-to-let scheme

Plans have been submitted for a £33 milloin buy-to-let apartment scheme on the border between Salford Quays and Ordsall.

Insider Media Limited

Ecotricity to supply 18,000 solar panels to develop hybrid energy parks

UK-based green energy company Ecotricity receives planning permission for hybrid energy parks in Devon and Leicestershire.

Power Technology 

Consultation starts on Cumbria’s minerals and waste local plan

Cumbria County Council has launched a six-week public consultation on a planning roadmap for the way minerals are extracted and waste is dealt with in Cumbria for the next 15 years.

Cumbria Crack

Commercial development approvals stall in 2016 as lack of finance for small developers bites

Planning permissions for commercial property developments across the UK hit their lowest level since 2009 last year.

City AM

Consultation begins over £60m Sunderland dual carriageway plan

Consultation has begun on plans for a £60 million dual carriageway into Sunderland city centre.

BBC News

David Cameron’s first 20 per cent discount starter homes will be built in Poole

Poole has become the first place in the country to approve a starter home development under new government policy allowing 20 per cent discounts for first-time buyers.

Bournemouth Echo

Banbury MP pledges more starter homes, but not at expense of green belt land

Victoria Prentis has pledged to fight against any attempt to build starter homes on green belt land around Banbury.

Oxford Mail 

Londoners to be sent to Canterbury after council bidding war for housing

More than 200 homeless families are to be moved from east London to Kent after their local council outbid authorities in Canterbury for the use of a former barracks.

The Guardian

Planning permission granted for 2,000 homes to be built at Gaydon

Plans to build up to 2,000 homes on land at Gaydon and Lighthorne Heath (GLH) have been given the go-ahead.

Stratford Observer 

Government publishes HS2 phase two consultation response

The government has published its response to the 2015 consultation for phase two of HS2. A statement to Parliament has also been published.

UK Government

New homes bonuses published

The government has published how much much New Homes Bonus grant the Department for Communities and Local Government will pay to each local authority in England in 2016 to 2017.

UK Government

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