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England round-up: York brownfield development, 20,000-panel solar farm

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 18-24 October, 2014

Partnership agreed for York brownfield development

A 35-hectare brownfield site in York is set to undergo major redevelopment to deliver more than 400 homes and a substantial amount of office space.

The Planner 

Solution to flooding in Exeter proposed

Network Rail has announced how it plans to tackle the continued flooding at Cowley and Stafford bridges in Exeter. 

The Planner 

Junction upgrades to benefit cyclists

The second phase of London’s ‘Quietways’ cycle scheme has been launched as work on the first major junction upgrade begins.

The Planner 

Shropshire councillors unanimously approve bid for 20,000-panel solar farm

They unanimously agreed that the proposal from Lightsource Renewable Energy for Hadley Farm on Wrexham Road near Whitchurch should be approved at a meeting of Shropshire Council’s north planning committee yesterday.

Shropshire Star 

Humber Estuary port development backed by MPs

Objections to plans for a £450 million wind turbine factory have been rejected by a parliamentary committee.

BBC News 

£20m Stratford Hospital gets planning permission

Work on Stratford's new £20 million hospital could start as soon as next month after being given planning permission.

Coventry Telegraph 

Councillors unanimously approve £22m plans to build two new schools on former Royal Mail site

Plans to build two new schools on the site of a former Royal Mail sorting office have been unanimously approved by a planning committee.

Northampton Chronicle 

East Midlands freight hub 'will destroy area', say residents

A 250-acre freight distribution hub planned for land close to East Midlands Airport will "destroy the area", campaigners have said.

BBC News 

Big step forward for Yeovil's £12m Western Corridor upgrade scheme as £250,000 is allocated by Somerset County Council to purchase land

A major scheme to upgrade one of Yeovil’s key transport routes and unlock land for housing and employment has taken another step forward.

Western Gazette 

Manx Electric Railway: First bridge repairs 'for 116 years' approved

Track repairs to the Manx Electric Railway (MER), costing almost £1.3 million, have been approved by Tynwald.

BBC News