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England round-up: Plans for development near River Tyne submitted; Runway at Southampton Airport could be extended

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 7 December-13 December, 2019

Plans for development near River Tyne submitted

A planning application for a residential-led mixed-use development that would be located on the banks of the River Tyne has been submitted to Gateshead Council.

The Planner

Runway at Southampton Airport could be extended

Southampton Airport has submitted an application to Eastleigh Borough Council for the extension of its runway by 164 metres.

The Planner

Sevenoaks successful in hostel enforcement trial

Woolwich Crown Court has fined the owners of a hostel in Swanley £14,000 for failing to comply with two planning enforcement notices.

The Planner

General election 2019: Conservatives win with a majority of 79

Boris Johnson will continue as the UK prime minister after the Conservative Party won 365 seats in the general election, a majority of 79.

The Planner

Car seller faced with enforcement action

A man who sold cars from his home and stored vehicles in a pub car park says he feels unfairly treated after being threatened with enforcement action against his business.

Nottinghamshire Live

Homes plans submitted as next phase of Hednesford masterplan

Two outline planning applications for 80 and 78 homes for the major development on land west of Pye Green Road in Hednesford, Staffordshire, have been submitted.

Express & Far

St Albans community meadow under threat of development despite rejections

A new appeal has been lodged to allow horses to graze on a community meadow in St Albans, despite repeated rejections from the Planning Inspectorate.

Herts Advertiser

A14 Huntingdon bypass opens

A new 12-mile bypass to the south of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire has opened to traffic, Highways England has announced.

UK Government

Wind farm near protected sites faces further planning hurdles

The government has asked the developers of the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm to provide more information about how it will affect nearby European protected sites in combination with other projects.

Ends Report

Couple living in bus with sheds built on side ordered to leave by council

A couple living in a bus with sheds built on the side have been ordered to leave and return the land to its previous state by officers from North Devon Council.

Devon Live

New 20-metre 5G mast in Sedgley approved 

An application to replace an existing 14m tower on Gospel End Road in Sedgley with a new 20-metre mast was granted by Dudley Council planning bosses after they were told the equipment conforms to international guidelines.

Express & Star

London 5G roll-out ‘at risk’ as boroughs lack strategy and funding

The roll-out of next-generation 5G networks in London could be under threat because of a lack of preparation by local authorities, a report has warned.

City AM

First projects receive funding through new national park foundation

Wildlife, hedgerow conservation and hydroelectricity projects are the first to benefit from funds through the new Peak District National Park Foundation.

Peak District National Park Authority

Council agrees affordable housing contract

Dorset Council cabinet has agreed to enter into a contract with Homes England that will see an extra £808,855 go towards building 53 new affordable homes in Bridport.

Dorset Council

Plans in for Hexham housing scheme

An outline application has been submitted for an extensive housing scheme in Hexham.

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