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England round-up: Planners support 1,800-home development in Surrey; Funding awarded for industrial units near Cannock

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 3 December-9 December, 2016

Planners support 1,800-home development in Surrey

A hybrid planning application for a settlement including 1,800 homes on Dunsfold Aerodrome has been recommended for approval by Waverley Borough Council.

The Planner

Funding announced for estate regeneration

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new strategy and more funding to regenerate rundown housing estates.

The Planner

Funding awarded for industrial units near Cannock

West Midlands Combined Authority has allocated £7 million from the Combined Investment Fund to a project that is expected to create 425 jobs.

The Planner

RTPI welcomes publication of global ethics principles 

The International Ethics Standards coalition has published the first set of ethics principles for professionals working in land, property, construction, infrastructure and related professions around the world.


Quarrying protection plan makes progress

An independent inspector has approved plans to protect local communities and the environment during future quarrying in Staffordshire.

A Little Bit of Stone

Housing development could threaten Saltburn Animal Rescue Centre

The future of an animal rescue centre could be under threat if a housing development is given the go-ahead near to its base.

The Northern Echo 

St Helens residents urged to have a say on plan for future housing

St Helens residents can now have their say on a 30-year vision for the area which will steer the development of new homes and employment land.

Your Move Magazine

Council backs local plan despite concern

A resounding vote of 40 borough councillors in favour ensured Waverley’s blueprint for development until 2032 will now be submitted for public examination on time.

Alton Herald

Call for inspector to look at town hall plan

An unhappy resident has called for a controversial plan to transform Ashton Town Hall into a health centre to be looked at by the government.

Wigan Today

Town council submits retrospective planning application

Uckfield Town Council has submitted a retrospective planning application for a zip wire next to a new play area at Ridgewood.

Uckfield News

Up to 700 people expected at HS2 public meeting in Measham

Up to 700 people are expected to turn up to a public meeting to discuss the revised HS2 high-speed train route near villages in North West Leicestershire.

Burton Mail

Sadiq Khan asks LSE to investigate London housing market

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has asked the London School of Economics to carry out the UK’s most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment on London’s housing market, amid growing fears about rising housing costs in the capital.

The Guardian

AFC Bournemouth begin search for new stadium in time for 2020-21 season

AFC Bournemouth have announced plans to move from their stadium site of 106 years and hope to have built a new stadium by the start of the 2020-21 season. 

The Guardian

Transport hub call for South Cambs

Calls for a “true transport hub” for South Cambridgeshire have been made as councillors discussed the situation of new park and ride sites around the city.

Cambridge News

Planning application for Widnes asylum seekers hostel

A planning application opposed by thousands to convert a former care home into an asylum seeker hostel in Widnes will be heard next year.

Liverpool Echo

Traffic-free version of Stratford revealed

Tackling the increasing problem of traffic is one of the key aims of the Stratford Neighbourhood Plan.

Stratford Observer

Budget agreed for expert defence of Henley plan

A planning consultant could be employed by Henley Town Council to help ensure its neighbourhood plan is taken notice of. Councillors have agreed to budget up to £5,000 for the position which will involve devising strategies to oppose developments that go against the plan.

Henley Standard

Aldi set to reveal plans for Tunbridge Wells store

The budget supermarket chain hopes to unveil its plans in the New Year for a store in Tunbridge Wells.

Kent Live