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27/08/2015

England round-up: Tower Hamlets planning rejection could be difficult to defend; Greenwich to get passenger cruise terminal

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of news in England: 22 August-28 August, 2015

Greenwich to get passenger cruise terminal

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the green light to a new terminal in Greenwich for London’s first passenger cruise liner service.

The Planner 

Tower Hamlets planning rejection could be difficult to defend

Tower Hamlets Council’s decision to refuse a British Land scheme could be difficult to defend, according to a planning report.

The Planner

Petition to Save Bude Downs

A petition has been set up following the submission of a planning application to Cornwall Council to build a car park on Bude Downs. Campaigners say current car parks are rarely full and a new one would affect the natural beauty of Bude.

Bude and Beyond

£4m affordable housing development completed

A £4 million affordable housing development has been completed in east Lancashire, paving the way for the first residents to move in.

Insider Media 

‘Affordable’ shared-ownership flat in Hackney on the market for £1m

A shared-ownership flat valued at more than £1 million has gone on sale in east London - another sign of London’s growing affordability problem for would-be homebuyers.

The Guardian 

Devolution power play

This has been a busy summer for local councillors and regeneration chiefs who are working on plans to wrest spending powers from Whitehall.

The Northern Echo 

Lincoln bypass inquiry told there will be losers

The second public inquiry into Lincoln's £92 million bypass has heard that restricted access by some villages would be balanced by its benefits.

BBC News 

Worcestershire Parkway rail station given go ahead

Work can begin on a £22 million rail station in Worcestershire after planning permission was granted.

BBC News

Coventry chamber backs new West Midlands combined authority

Plans for a West Midlands Combined Authority have been backed by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

BBC News 

‘Deteriorating’ historic Belper mills need urgent repair

Two historic cotton mills in Derbyshire have “significantly deteriorated“ and need urgent repair, according to local authority officials.

BBC News 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight submit ‘Southern Powerhouse’ devolution plans

Hampshire and Isle of Wight councils have submitted devolution plans to create a ‘Southern Powerhouse’.

BBC News 

Tandridge District Council builds first council house in 25 years

Work on the first new council homes to be built in 25 years in a part of Surrey has begun.

BBC News 

States proposal to scrap financial help for first-time buyers

Financial help for first-time house buyers in Guernsey could be scrapped if the States approve new proposals.

BBC News

Telford homes scheme given go-ahead by council

A new 1,100-home estate in Telford including a school, doctor’s surgery and retirement village has been given the go-ahead.

Shropshire Star

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