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05/06/2015

England round-up: Norwich bypass receives government support, Northern Powerhouse confirmed as government priority

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 30 May-5 June, 2015

Norwich bypass receives government support

The Norwich Northern Distributor Road has been granted a development consent order by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, a decision that has been condemned by campaigners.

The Planner

Social housing investment could convert benefits to bricks – report

The new government could help convert housing benefit into bricks by investing in social housing, says a report.

The Planner

McLoughlin verifies Northern Powerhouse as government priority

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed the Northern Powerhouse and high-speed rail as priorities for the government while speaking in Leeds.

The Planner

Fears raised after plans submitted to turn former Beeston police station into modern apartments

Plans to demolish the former Beeston police station and replace it with luxury flats have sparked fears that the modern apartments will not be in keeping with the conservation area.

Nottingham Post

Residents fight plans for 160 homes in Lincolnshire village

A group of residents in the historic village of Navenby in Lincolnshire say plans for 160 homes on land off Green Man Road will put too much pressure on local resources and negatively impact wildlife.

ITV News

Planning inspector told the demolition of the Casa extension would be disastrous

A huge extension to a popular restaurant and wedding venue could be demolished if a planning inspector upholds Calderdale Council’s enforcement notice. 

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Plans submitted for Birmingham’s tallest office

Birmingham could see a new 346-feet (105-metre) addition to its skyline as plans are submitted for what would be its tallest office block.

BBC News

‘No objections’ to £19m Northampton road project

Plans are expected to be approved for a new £18.75 million road in Northamptonshire.

BBC News

Underfall Yard on Bristol harbourside in £3.8m revamp

A boat yard on Bristol’s harbourside is to undergo a £3.8 million refurbishment and building programme.

BBC News

Chancellor meets ‘Midlands Powerhouse’ leaders 

The leaders of Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, and Solihull councils, plus the Leader of Lichfield Council, alongside the chairs of three regional Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) met in Birmingham on Monday (01 June) with chancellor George Osborne, former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine, local government secretary Greg Clark, and local government minister Marcus Jones.

Birmingham Newsroom

‘Metro mayors’ for East Mids? Chancellor’s new ultimatum

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has issued an ultimatum to East Midlands politicians who want more powers from Whitehall: No mayor, no devolution.

BBC News

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