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News in brief: Sedbergh homes approved; Views sought on Fareham’s revised plan

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news: Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Sedbergh homes approved

The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s planning committees have approved plans for 34 affordable homes in Sedbergh, Cumbria.

The homes are part of a housing association-led development of 49 homes. They will have three bedrooms, a garden and parking spaces, and will be heated by air source pumps.

The development will be built on the west side of the town off Station Road in a field which has in part been allocated for housing in the local plan.

The permission is subject to a legal agreement on the number of affordable units being built and a set of ‘‘local connection criteria’ for the new owners or tenants.


Views sought on Fareham’s revised plan

Fareham Borough Council is consulting on its proposals to achieve housing numbers required by the government as part of its work to  finalise a new local plan.

Executive leader of the council Seán Woodward said: “The development of our local plan has been complicated and set back by a number of changes outside our control. The government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has determined that our housing requirement should be increased yet again and we have been working tirelessly to deliver a local plan which achieves these additional houses without compromising the area’s distinctive characteristics which is a huge challenge.

“This consultation is the final opportunity for our residents to have their say before the new revised publication local plan is submitted to the government for consideration.”

The consultation will close on Friday 30 July. More information can be found here.


Lichfield plans under the spotlight

Lichfield District Council has asked residents, businesses and visitors to the city centre for their thoughts on ideas that aim to improve public spaces around the city, linking to work on pedestrianisation, improved car parking, sustainable infrastructure and development of the Birmingham Road site.

The plans will be on display at the Nurture Nest Community Space in Lichfield’s Three Spires Shopping Centre between 9.30am and 4.30pm for two weeks from Monday 21 June to Friday 2 July.

Liz Little, cabinet member for major projects, said: “Our Public Realm Strategy is about making improvements to the public spaces in and around Lichfield city centre and building on the overall proposals set out in our Lichfield City Centre Masterplan.

“We want to cultivate distinctive, local solutions with the people who know the city best, so engagement with residents, businesses and visitors to Lichfield city centre is always going to be central to this project.”

More information can be found on the council website.


Public opinion sought on potential industrial development in Motherwell

XPO Logistics is to hold a 12-week consultation on plans for a £40 million industrial development at a site bounded by Edinburgh Road and Legbrannock Road in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

It would comprise a 300,000-square-foot warehouse distribution centre, and community and public amenity space on the 40-acre site. It is thought the development could create around 300 jobs.

XPO Logistics has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to North Lanarkshire Council stating that it intends to submit a planning application for the development following a minimum 12-week consultation period.

Full details about the proposals will be made available to the public at 9am on Thursday 24 June on the project website.


Council permits Saltash development

Cornwall Council has granted planning permission for 387 homes at Treledan and Stoketon, on the eastern edge of Saltash.

The new community, named Treledan, will be delivered by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes.

The homes will have either two, three or four bedrooms.

The developers said the design and materials for the homes take “inspiration directly from neighbouring historic buildings and the local style and character of communities nearby”.

The development will also feature public open space and cycle and pedestrian routes, while hedgerows will be maintained to protect local biodiversity.


Homes to be built on golf course near Coventry

Nuneaton and Bedworth Council has approved plans for 204 homes on the former Hawkesbury Golf Course. Regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships will deliver the development.

Following approval, the firm completed a deal to purchase the land.

Nearly half of the homes will be available as affordable housing (shared ownership and affordable rent) through housing association Platform Housing, and 103 homes will be for sale on the open market. They will be a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached homes with either two, three or four bedrooms. A small number of one and two-bedroom maisonettes will also be offered.  

Plans also include a community building to encourage social interaction, as well as allotments, orchards and a BMX track.


Medical centre to be increased as part of Southwark development

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for a medical practice to be increased in size and a car-free residential scheme at Falmouth Road, Southwark.

The medical practice at Falmouth Road’s floor space will double from 520 square metres to 1,047 square metres. It is expected that the medical centre will cater 85 per cent more patients in the area.

The scheme will deliver 39 residential units, of which 41 per cent (16) will be affordable. There will be 245 square metres of communal amenity space delivered across rooftop terraces.

The scheme will also deliver a green biosolar roof.

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