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England round-up: two homes built in day, street works permit consultation

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A summary of planning news in England: August 12-18

Two homes built in a day in UK construction first 

A housing association made history last week when it erected two full-size family homes in a day. The Accord Group built the two houses in Beechdale near Walsall as the start of 40 new and affordable homes that will be erected in the £5m Beechdale development.

The Planner news

Street works permit consultation launched

Consultation on plans to give councils the power to approve street works permit schemes has been opened. 

Department for Transport

Workington multi-million pound transport hub planned

Improvements costing up to £3m have been proposed for Workington railway station. Department for Transport funding is earmarked for work to make a transport hub with better bus, pedestrian and cycle links.

BBC News

American Adventure site plans for 300 homes resubmitted

Plans to build on a disused theme park have been criticised for being the same as proposals already rejected.

BBC News 

Waverley Council looks at green belt housing plans

Consultation on building nearly 8,500 homes in part of Surrey is to go ahead, Waverley Borough Council has said.

BBC News