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England round-up: Pub landmark is 'bittersweet', says CAMRA, £35m Bracknell Forest Council investment

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 6 December - 12 December, 2014

Pub landmark is ‘bittersweet’, says CAMRA

There are now 600 pubs in England listed as Assets of Community Value (ACV).

The Planner 

Bracknell Forest Council considers £35m investment plan

Plans to invest nearly £35m in a Berkshire town are to be discussed at a meeting next week.

BBC News 

Telford solar farm charges to brink of new era

A solar farm with enough panels to generate power for 800 homes is almost ready to be switched on.

Shropshire Star 

Planning officers recommend refusal for Isle of Wight wind turbines

Officers say the turbines would have a significant adverse impact on the character and appearance of the nationally designated landscape they would sit within.

On the Wight

New Arley housing development completed on derelict site

The completion of a new £2.8 million regeneration project in North Warwickshire has been celebrated by council leaders and contractors - and has been highly commended by a national body.

Coventry Telegraph

Three major Barrow housing schemes given the green light by council 

Developments which aim to significantly increase a town’s housing stock have been given the go-ahead.

Evening Mail 

Government green lights wave of three North Sea offshore wind farms

The government today granted planning consent for one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, approving plans for the 1.2GW Hornsea offshore wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire.

Business Green