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24/03/2017

England round-up: Plans submitted for 3,000 homes in Hampshire; Heritage project rolled out to bring ‘places back to life’

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 18 March-24 March

Plans submitted for 3,000 homes in Hampshire

An outline planning application for the first phase of a new community at Manydown in Basingstoke, including more than 3,000 homes, has been submitted.

The Planner

Heritage project launched to bring ‘places back to life’

Historic England has established a £6 million nationwide project aimed at bringing “historic places back to life” to attract residents, tourists, businesses and investors, and create economic growth in 10 areas across in England.

The Planner

Guidance for housing and NSIPs published

The government has published guidance confirming the details of measures that will see major infrastructure projects that include up to 500 homes considered as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.

The Planner

Truss announces three new prisons for England

Justice secretary Liz Truss has disclosed plans to develop new prisons to create 5,000 ‘modern prison places’, replacing antiquated and overcrowded establishments.

The Planner

£23m for hydrogen cars

The government has announced a £23 million fund aimed at accelerating the take-up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out of more cutting-edge infrastructure.

The Planner

New advice on fracking and the planning system for communities

The RTPI and Planning Aid England have published new advice aimed at helping local communities better understand how fracking proposals are processed in the planning system.

RTPI

Permission in principle legislation published

The government has published regulations for permission in principle, which were laid before Parliament on 23 March. They will come into force on 15 April 2017.

Legislation.gov

Brownfield regulations released

The government has published regulations for the Brownfield Land Register. They were laid before Parliament on 23 March and come into force on 16 April 2017.

Legislation.gov

Khan criticised over guidelines for estate regeneration

A Barnet action group has released a highly critical response to the Mayor of London’s estate regeneration guidelines draft.

The Times-series

Council leaders call for assurance on Crossrail 2 

Local government leaders have called on the government to give assurances that a second Crossrail train line in London is still going ahead, after chancellor Philip Hammond failed to mention it in his Budget speech earlier this month.

The Telegraph

Tandridge local plan strategy agreed

Tandridge District Council’s planning policy committee has agreed its local plans strategy, which aims to protect the green belt.

Tandridge District Council

Residents accuse Hart council of ‘done deal’

Residents campaigning against plans to build 30 new homes in Redlands Lane, Crondall, have accused Hart District Council of “bending rules” to accommodate the developer.

Farnham Herald

Council to challenge inspectorate’s wind farm decision

North Norfolk District Council has announced that it will apply to the High Court in a bid to quash a decision to allow two wind turbines to be built.

Eastern Daily Press

Anger over plan to build 145 homes in Fordingbridge

Two developers have sparked fury by submitting proposals to build a new estate beside a disused railway line that marks the northern boundary of Fordingbridge.

Southern Daily Echo

Everton FC seek £300m to build new stadium

Everton Football Club has taken significant steps towards building a new stadium on Liverpool’s waterfront after agreeing a deal for Bramley Moore dock and receiving backing from the city council to act as guarantors for the £300 million-plus loans required.

The Guardian

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