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16/04/2021

England round-up: Retirement developer plans £2bn investment in new communities; Rutland refuses government funding after successful bid

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in England: 10 April-16 April, 2021

Retirement developer plans £2bn investment in new communities

Retirement Villages Group (RVG) has set out its plan to invest £2 billion investment in its latest sites in West Byfleet and Chester, as well as more than 40 more new sites across the UK.

The Planner

Rutland refuses government funding after successful bid

Councillors at Rutland County Council have voted to reject £29.4 million from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) after its successful allocation following a bid.

The Planner

Council backs Hertford Theatre redevelopment plans

East Herts District Council has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of Hertford Theatre.

The Planner

1,600 homes approved in Brent

The London Borough of Brent Council has granted planning permission for a 1,600-home development at Northwick Park Hospital.

The Planner

Employment development near Durham approved

Durham County Council has granted planning permission for the phase of delivery of employment space at junction 61 of the A1(M).

The Planner

Two Pocket applications approved in London

Pocket Living has received planning permission for two schemes – one in Harrow and the other in Charlton.

The Planner

Council vows to protect green belt

Sevenoaks District Council has pledged to protect the green belt after it was refused permission to appeal a judicial review decision against a planning inspector's reasons for refusing its local plan.

The Planner

Watford on the hunt for development partner

Watford Borough Council is seeking a development partner for the regeneration of the 3.5-hectare Town Hall Quarter site.

The Planner

Jenrick moves to quell districts’ plan for reorganisation referendum

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has waded into a row in Somerset between the two principal tiers of local government over the districts’ plans to hold a referendum to ensure their residents’ views on reorganisation proposals are properly heard.

Local Government Chronicle

Council confirms bill for Max Caller investigation

Liverpool City Council has confirmed that the taxpayer bill for a government investigation into some of its practices is likely to come to £150,000.

Liverpool Echo

Council shares Bath Clean Air Zone correspondence

Wiltshire Council has publicly shared its correspondence with key figures on Bath Clean Air Zone (CAZ) after agreeing to do so in its cabinet meeting on Tuesday 16 March.

White Horse News

Go-ahead for 80-home residential scheme

The Strategic Land Group has secured planning permission for an 80-home residential scheme in Kirton in Lindsey.

Insider Media

North Devon planning enforcement struggling with backlog

North Devon District Council is struggling to deal with a huge backlog of planning enforcement investigations.

In Your Area

Views sought on Herefordshire’s minerals and waste management

Herefordshire Council is encouraging local people to have their say on the final draft of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) for Herefordshire.

Herefordshire Council

Man Group bids to finance 3,500 affordable homes by 2026

Global investment firm Man Group has announced its intention to raise £400 million for a new community housing fund, having already received £20 million from Homes England, the first time the quango has committed to an agreement of this type.

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