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10/03/2017

England round-up: Multimillion-pound strategy for Midlands Engine published; Southwark to protect its pubs

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 4 March-10 March, 2017

Multimillion-pound strategy for Midlands Engine published

Chancellor Philip Hammond has launched the Midlands Engine Strategy, which sets out a multimillion-pound investment for skills, connectivity and local growth in the region.

The Planner

Budget 2017: Transport funding announced for The Midlands and the North

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced funding for transport in the Midlands and the North of England.

The Planner

Budget 2017: Further devolution for London

Chancellor Philip Hammond says an agreement has been reached between the UK Government and the Greater London Authority on joint working to address congestion and infrastructure funding.

The Planner

Budget 2017: Reaction to infrastructure announcements

The Budget’s announcement about new money to tackle traffic pinch points in the North and the Midlands has been welcomed by industry professionals.

The Planner

Budget 2017: Reaction to devolution plans

Announcements in the Budget 2017 to devolve more powers to London have been welcomed by interested parties.

The Planner

Southwark to protect its pubs

Southwark Council has issued an Article 4 Direction on all 188 pubs in the borough to protect them from permitted development rights.

The Planner

Javid calls in 1,800-home Surrey development on Top Gear site

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has called in an 1,800-home planning application for the Dunsfold Aerodrome site in Surrey.

The Planner

Plans submitted for garden village near Fareham

Buckland Development Ltd has lodged a planning application for Welborne Garden Village, featuring proposals for 6,000 homes, with Fareham Borough Council.

The Planner

Chelsea FC’s new ground approved

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved Chelsea Football Club’s plans for a £500 million stadium on the site of its existing ground, Stamford Bridge.

The Planner

RTPI launches ‘one-stop-shop’ resource on gender and planning

The RTPI has launched a ‘one-stop-shop’ resource for members to understand how planning can deliver safe, healthy and sustainable environments for everyone.

RTPI

Council awaits Supreme Court ruling in landmark planning issue

Cheshire East Council is awaiting the ruling of five Supreme Court judges in its joint appeal over the interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework and the impact of the requirement for a five-year housing land supply contained within it.

Alderleyedge.com

Swinger parties club says it’s above board

A gentleman’s health club that holds swinger parties has hit back at allegations it is being run as a brothel.

Oldham Chronicle

M40 development near Banbury could create 1,000 jobs

A huge new service station and ‘employment hub’ by the M40 could create 1,000 jobs in Oxfordshire.

Bicester Advertiser

Tory revolt as housebuilding drive puts at risk forest that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Conservative MPs are furious that a council has been ordered to build thousands of extra homes on rural land, despite fears they will damage the forest that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. 

The Planner

District council leader voices disappointment over HS2

The leader of Warwick District Council has voiced his disappointment after HS2 was given the official green light.

Leamington Observer

New local plan aims to limit house building

Wealden District Council has published the next incarnation of its local plan.

Crowborough Life

Plans submitted for UK’s Luton Airport Gateway

Knight Architects and Arup have submitted plans for Luton Airport Gateway that include a new bridge that will form part of the £200 million mass passenger transit system linking London Luton Airport with Luton Parkway railway station.

ITS International

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