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23/10/2015

England round-up: Low-carbon energy supply most cost effective option for UK, say CCC; Agreement reached for Hinkley Point C

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 17-23 October, 2015

Low-carbon energy supply most cost effective option for UK, say CCC

A low-carbon electricity supply is the “more cost-effective” way to meet the UK’s generation needs given its climate change commitments, the Committee on Climate Change has said.

The Planner

Agreement reached for Hinkley Point C

An “historic deal” has been signed that will see China invest in nuclear power station Hinkley Point C.

The Planner 

TfL releases land across capital for 10,000 homes

Transport for London (TfL) has released land for the development of 10,000 new homes over the next decade, with 67 per cent in Zones 1 and 2.

The Planner

Older people's transport subsidy is "unsustainable"

Most of the government's £927 million annual subsidy for older people's public transport should be diverted to wider travel needs, engineers have said.

The Planner 

Government urged to put social justice at heart of planning

A group of organisations is asking the government to add a new policy priority to the National Planning Policy Framework to ensure the needs of people are as important as the needs of land-owners and developers.

The Planner

Mayor to publish planning guidance on music venues

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is going to publish planning guidance on how planning policy could aid in the protection of the capital’s music venues.

The Planner 

Land grab threat to plots residents tended for years

Lawns, flower beds, sheds, greenhouses and garages will all be bulldozed to make way for a new estate as part of a council’s ‘land grab’ in Huddersfield.

Daily Mail 

Opinion piece: Gary Neville’s kind gesture on squatting highlights growing rage over housing

Writing in the Guardian, Dawn Foster asks: What do a former Manchester United player and the pope have in common?

The Guardian

UK's most expensive city facing 'catastrophe'

Britain is facing a housing crisis because of a serious shortage of new homes.

BBC News 

Solar power in crisis: 'My panels generate enough power for two loads of washing'

Endless energy from the sun looked like a long-term solution for running our homes. But now the state has pulled the plug on the subsidies that made panels affordable for many. What happens now?

The Guardian 

Plans unveiled for Burgess Hill scheme

Detailed plans for the revitalisation of Burgess Hill town centre have been unveiled in a planning application submitted to Mid Sussex District Council.

Insider Media 

Opinion: Britain’s dysfunctional housing market: a European comparison

Thomas Aubrey, Policy Network, compares Britain to its European counterparts, discussing how its housing market is a “picture of market failure”.

Policy Network 

Local planner set for international housing summit

From Buenos Aires to Bury St Edmunds, and Milan to Mildenhall, West Suffolk councils’ head of planning and growth will discuss the challenges surrounding housing regeneration on a World stage next month.

24dash.com 

Not enough 'affordable' housing in West Ham's planning application

A planning application for West Ham United’s stadium, the Boleyn Ground, has been delayed due to lack of ‘affordable’ housing being planned for the site.

24dash.com 

Not long left to comment on draft Swanage Local Plan

Swanage residents and businesses have until 4pm on Friday 6 November 2015 to comment on a final draft of the Swanage Local Plan before it is submitted to an independent planning inspector.

Dorset for you 

Ecotricity announce hybrid energy park plans

Ecotricity has announced plans to build three new hybrid renewable energy parks. Hybrid renewable energy parks combine wind and sun generation in the same project, in the same place, using the same grid connection – a more efficient, rounded approach to green energy generation in Britain.

Blue & Green tomorrow 

Slough’s “ambitious” 5-year plan found wanting as scale of housing crisis revealed

Slough Borough Council has been told it needs to build nearly 1,000 new homes a year – nearly TWICE its current plan – following the publication of a county wide assessment.

Colnbrook Views

Call for Build to Rent in the UK to be expanded and include more affordable homes

Build to Rent development in London is over double that in the rest of the UK, with a new manifesto calling for more affordable homes to be included in such schemes.

Property Wire

New look to National Park planning

New guidelines have been introduced that will change the way some planning decisions are made in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

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