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England round-up: Supreme Court issues ruling on NPPF paragraph 49; RTPI a step closer to establishing degree apprenticeship

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 6 May-12 May, 2017

Supreme Court issues ruling on NPPF paragraph 49

The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the application and meaning concerning paragraphs 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), overturning the Court of Appeal’s interpretation of the phrase “relevant policies for the supply of housing”.

The Planner

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on the NPPF

Following the verdict by the Supreme Court on the application and meaning of paragraphs 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), interested parties have shared their thoughts.

The Planner

RTPI a step closer to establishing degree apprenticeship

The government has approved in principle a proposal by the RTPI to develop a degree apprenticeship for chartered town planners in England.

The Planner

Labour manifesto leaked 

The Labour for the 2017 General Election has been leaked. Policies in the leaked document include building at least 100,000 council and housing association houses a year.

BBC News

HS2 submits proposal to develop Birmingham's Curzon Street station

HS2 and design consultancy Atkins have submitted a proposal to Birmingham City Council to make alterations to Curzon Street station, a grade I listed building.

Global Rail News

Shenfield’s Crossrail services will start by the end of May

Crossrail trains have been scheduled to start running to and from Shenfield by the end of the month, following the completion of works including the new platform 6 at Shenfield station.

Essex Live

Sliding rents reinforce fears of slowing housing market (subscription)

Rents in London have fallen for the first time since 2009, adding to signs that the London housing market is stalling after years of rising growth in house prices.

The Times 

Remove landowners’ right to sit on land indefinitely, says think tank

The government needs to intervene in the market to take land off developers if they do not build on it quickly enough, a new report has urged.

The Telegraph

Plans in for Resorts World amusement centres

Plans have been submitted to transform two vacant units at Birmingham's Resorts World into amusement centres aimed at children and families, which could create 10 jobs if approved.

Insider Media

Khan ‘calls in’ application for 460 new homes in Mill Hill

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called for a refused planning proposal for 460 new homes to be reconsidered. The application was made by Barratt Homes for the National Institute for Medical Research site in Mill Hill.


St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils consider merger

Two of Suffolk’s councils – St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath – have revealed plans to merge to create one large local authority. They already share services and a chief executive, saving £4 million a year.

BBC News

Lord Derby wins battle with government over 400 homes in Newmarket plan

Lord Derby has won a key High Court stage of his fight to build 400 homes on his land, after communities secretary Sajid Javid refused to accept the decision made by the local council.

BBC News

Thai Buddhist temple seeking new home after being served enforcement notice

Norwich’s only Thai Buddhist temple is seeking a new home after being served an enforcement notice by the council. It opened in June last year inside a four-bedroom family home.

Eastern Daily Press

Plans for new Aldi store in Highbridge approved

Plans for a new Aldi supermarket in Highbridge have been by the local council despite objections for the Town Council and Turnham Chamber of Trade.


Plan for 65 homes refused

A planning application for 65 new homes on land adjacent to Bells Piece Care Home on Hale Road, Farnham, has been rejected by Waverley Borough Council.

Farnham Herald