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Planning news – 20 July 2017

by on July 21, 2017

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Counties press for new planning role to link housing and infrastructure
County councils should have an enhanced role in planning through new strategic arrangements with districts to help overcome nimbyism and boost housing delivery.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Khan announces £1.7bn affordable homes deal
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a deal with councils and housing associations in the capital for an extra 50,000 affordable homes to be built over the next four years for rent and purchase.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

£6.6bn HS2 contracts awarded
The Department for Transport has announced that UK firms Carillion, Costain, and Balfour Beatty are among the consortia that have been awarded contracts to build the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Europe’s ‘largest’ community battery to be installed in Nottingham
The ‘largest’ community battery (2MWh) and solar photovoltaics that will generate, store and distribute energy at a neighbourhood level is set to be installed on the banks of the River Trent in Nottingham.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Appeals round-up
A round-up of planning appeals.

  • Essex home would add ‘variety’ to Special Landscape Area
  • Flintshire homes appeal dismissed
  • Leeds housing development on ex-oil site rejected
  • Secretary of state backs Rugby development
  • Javid makes split decision on Scout Moor turbines
  • Javid dubs Bassingham housing scheme ‘unsustainable’

Huw Morris, The Planner

News round-up
A round-up of planning news.

  • Manchester appoints designers for Our Town Hall scheme
  • Plans for social sciences facility approved in Sheffield
  • Vauxhall Gardens completed
  • Westminster approves 200 homes
  • Property group buys Exeter site
  • 125 homes approved in Aylesbury

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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