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15/11/2019

England round-up: Plan for central London approved; PINs rebuts Sevenoaks plan attack

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 9 November-15 November, 2019

Plan for central London approved

Westminster City Council has approved City Plan 2019-2040, its development blueprint, as it aims to deliver more than 22,000 homes over the plan period.

The Planner

PINs rebuts Sevenoaks plan attack

The Planning Inspectorate has hit back at fierce criticism by Sevenoaks District Council over its handling of its draft local plan.

The Planner

Nottingham sets out vision for next four years

Nottingham City Council aims to build or buy 1,000 homes and create 15,000 jobs over the next four years as well as becoming carbon-neutral by 2028.

The Planner

London councils fail to use planning powers to beat poverty and inequality

Many London boroughs are neglecting to use their planning powers to challenge poverty and inequality, according to latest research.

The Planner

Local plan route-mapper and toolkit launched

The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) has unveiled a route-mapper and toolkit offering practical advice to councils on how to review and update local plans.

The Planner

Rich overseas tourists drive huge expansion in London luxury hotels

Affluent overseas tourists are influencing a massive expansion in luxury hotels in London, with 210 schemes in the planning and development pipeline.

The Planner

Government urged to revamp key worker programme

The government should revitalise the key worker housing initiative, according to think tank Policy Exchange.

The Planner

Plans for almost 200 new homes on West Sussex peninsula approved

After more than two hours of discussion, Chichester District Council’s planning committee approved a hybrid application for almost 200 homes in Selsey.

Spirit FM

Cars could be banned from areas of the Lake District 

Cars could be banned from the Lake District as part of plans to cut congestion in the national park, starting with the hamlet of Seathwaite.

Motoring Research

Plans in for major County Durham housing scheme

A hybrid planning application has been lodged for the development of 467 houses near a market town in County Durham.

Insider Media

Peel’s housing arm plots 250 homes in Pendle

Northstone, part of Peel L&P, has put forward proposals to build 250 homes in Barrowford, Pendle, with a public consultation set to run until 1 December.

Place North West

Galliard Homes to develop luxury complex above Crossrail station

Galliard Homes will develop a £140 million luxury residential and retail development above Tottenham Court Road’s Crossrail station. 

City AM

£25m contribution for Alexander Stadium redevelopment approved

The West Midlands Combined Authority has announced a £25 million contribution towards the cost of redeveloping the Alexander Stadium in time for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

West Midlands Combined Authority

Plan for 88 new homes in Framfield described as ‘hostile’

Framfield Parish Council has described a planning application for 88 new homes in the village as ‘hostile’.

Uckfield News

Council pledges to plant trees for Cheltenham’s green spaces

Cheltenham Borough Council’s parks team has pledged to plant one thousand trees across the green spaces of Cheltenham in support of The Woodland Trust’s climate change campaign “The Big Climate Fightback”.

Cheltenham Borough Council

Cornwall to invest in community facilities to support garden village

A commitment to invest in community facilities for the benefit of residents living in Threemilestone and Highertown, as well as residents who will live at Langarth Garden Village in the future, has been supported by Cornwall Council's cabinet.

Cornwall Council

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