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England round-up: RTPI strategic planning, 70,000 homes plan

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 20-26 September, 2014

Planning system key to delivering greener, better places

"Better partnerships and evidence" are the key to deriving greater benefits from green places, Natural England said yesterday.

The Planner 

RTPI launches strategic planning proposals

The RTPI has published strategic, larger-than-local planning proposals for England that, although drawing on existing arrangements, require stronger incentives for co-operation and making future plans.

The Planner

Cumbria to get energy efficient streetlights

More than 11,000 streetlights across Cumbria are to be replaced with energy efficient bulbs.

BBC News

Nirah aquarium planning permission runs out

Planning permission for a £600m aquarium in Bedfordshire has expired with millions of pounds of public money invested in it.

BBC News

New carriageway plans for Basingstoke's M3 junction

Plans for a four-lane carriageway through a roundabout at a junction on the M3 are to go on show.

BBC News

Over £1m given to project which preserves heritage of Lower Severn Vale Levels

More than £1m has been awarded to a project which aims to preserve the landscape and heritage of the Lower Severn Vale Levels.

Gazette Series

Council backs 70,000 homes plan

Controversial plans that will see 6,000 new homes built in Morley have been endorsed by Leeds City Council. The proposal is part of a larger strategy to bnuild 70,000 homes across Leeds in the next 14 years.

Morely Observer