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England round-up: Planning applications for factories double, guidance on LAAs issued

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 2 May - 8 May, 2015

Planning applications for factories double in 2014

Investment in land and property from manufacturing companies grew in 2014, and planning applications to construct factory floor space doubled, says a report.

The Planner 

Guidance on LAAs is issued

Practice guidance on the production and use of Local Aggregates Assessments (LAA) has been published by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Planning Officers’ Society.

The Planner

1,600-home application submitted in Northumberland

An outline planning application has been submitted to North Tyneside Council for 1,600 homes to complete the new town of Cramlington, Northumberland.

The Planner

RTPI appoints new commercial and corporate services director

Phil Pluck has joined the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as commercial and corporate services director.

The Planner

New Forest of Arden housing plan sparks a barrage of complaints

Residents fear the whole of Balsall Common’s green belt could be wiped out after land at the Forest of Arden was earmarked for a housing development.

Solihull News

Cumbria County Council hands over land and property

Land and property in Cumbria worth a market value of almost £500,000 are being handed over to local communities.

BBC News

Drivers braced for a year of rush hour delays as work starts on cycle superhighway

Drivers in Central London have been warned that they face a year of delays as work began to build Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle superhighway on the Victoria Embankment.

Evening Standard

Fears over future of ‘city oasis’

Plans to build 250 homes on the edge of Derby would pose a threat to wildlife in a nearby wood, says a campaign group.

BBC News

Hearings planned for Sheerwater demolition estate

Public hearings are to be held next month as part of an inquiry into the Sheerwater regeneration scheme whereby 600 homes could be demolished.

BBC News

Free solar energy programme for 2,000 Suffolk homes

Tenants in up to 2,000 homes in Suffolk could benefit from cheaper energy bills with Havebury Housing Partnership’s solar photovoltaic panel programme.


Workington solar farm plan rejected by Allerdale Council

Plans for a 20,000-panel solar farm in Cumbria have been rejected.

BBC News

Warrington town centre £107m revamp work begins

Work has started on a £107 million construction project to transform Warrington town centre.

BBC News

Work starts on housing scheme at Rossington colliery site

Work has started on the first of 1,200 homes planned for a former colliery site in South Yorkshire.

BBC News