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05/02/2015

England round-up: Working across boundaries, cycle superhighway scheme approved

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning in England: 31 January-6 February, 2015

The paths to working across boundaries

Collaboration, strong leadership and democratic accountability are key to strategic planning, says a new RTPI report.

The Planner

Dix takes on Crossrail 2 challenge

Michèle Dix takes on the role of managing director of Crossrail 2 today, moving from managing director of planning at Transport for London (TfL).

The Planner

Cycle superhighway scheme approved

The Transport for London (TfL) board has approved plans for the construction of two cycle superhighways through Central London.

The Planner

Plans for regenerated street in Letchworth take shape with new Premier Inn on agenda

The Heritage Foundation revealed last week that progress has been made by plans for a Premier Inn hotel at Station Road.

The Comet

Bike paths in abandoned tube tunnels: is the London Underline serious?

Gensler’s proposal to turn disused underground tunnels into arteries for bikes and pedestrians looks like fun. As a sober response to congestion, it’s ridiculous.

The Guardian

City airport £200m expansion gets go-ahead - campaigners say it will create ‘ghettos and misery’

A £200 million expansion of London City Airport was today hailed as a “vital boost to London’s aviation capacity” as it was given planning approval.

London Evening Standard

Leeds city centre flood alleviation scheme work starts

Work is getting underway on the £45 million Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme in the city centre.

BBC News

Burnby Hall Gardens gets funding for regeneration work

Burnby Hall Gardens in East Yorkshire has been given lottery funding towards a major regeneration.

BBC News

Hundreds of homes to be built on Seacroft Hospital site

Two developers have been jointly appointed to build hundreds of homes on part of the Seacroft Hospital site in Leeds.

BBC News

Coventry city centre could be ‘quartered’ - into nine

The council has published a blueprint for how Coventry city centre could look in the next 20 years.

BBC News

Dawlish rail line: Closure ‘cost economy up to £1.2bn’

A report claims that the destruction of the main railway line connecting Devon and Cornwall to the rest of the UK could have lost the economy as much as £1.2 billion in the two months it was closed.

BBC News

Cambridge City Council approves AstraZeneca plans

A drug firm’s plans to build a £330 million global headquarters in Cambridge have been given the go-ahead.

BBC News

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