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England round-up: RTPI to support planning APPG; Khan to invest £11m in housing homeless families

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 13 April-19 April, 2019

RTPI to support planning APPG

The RTPI has announced that it will be the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Planning. Conservative MP Mark Prisk will chair the group.

The Planner

Khan to invest £11m in housing homeless families

An investment of £11 million will be made into building temporary modular homes to help homeless families in the capital, says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The Planner

New London development residents must keep windows shut due to pollution

Residents at a new South London housing development will be advised against opening their windows because of high levels of air pollution in the area.


Developer to build 11-storey block with just four affordable homes

A government inspector has ruled that an 11-storey block can be built in the heart of Bristol with just four affordable homes.

Bristol Live

House plan for Solihull conservation area thrown out

A bid to build a four-bedroom home in a Solihull conservation area has been thrown out by the planning committee.

Coventry Live

‘Huge challenges ahead’ for Crossrail

Crossrail bosses are unable to commit to an official opening date after conceding that they have underestimated the level of work still needing to be done with more than 6,000 contractors working on site.

Infrastructure Intelligence

Crossrail ‘could be delayed until 2021’

A senior source associated with the project to build a new railway beneath central London has said Crossrail could be delayed until 2021.

BBC News

Southern Housing Group to build over 500 units 

Southern Housing Group has appointed Wates Residential to commence work on a £24 million investment programme to increase flood defences along the river wall between the River Adur and Shoreham beach.


Milestone achieved in preparation of North York Moors plan

A significant milestone has been reached in the preparation of a new Local Plan for the North York Moors National Park, which will guide decisions on planning applications up until the year 2035.

North York Moors National Park

Date of Harrogate’s final draft local plan revealed

The final draft of Harrogate’s crucial local plan is expected to be completed in July or August.

Stray FM 

Plans in for major Rugby housing scheme 

Plans have been lodged to build more than 200 homes in Rugby. Warwick-based L&Q Estates, previously Gallagher Estates, has earmarked land at Coventry Road in Cawston for the scheme.

Insider Media