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Planning news – 14 May 2020

by on May 15, 2020

COVID-19: England to get pop-up cycle lanes ‘within weeks’
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that £250 million is to be invested in creating pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, safer junctions and bus-only corridors in England.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Cardiff gasworks site bought for major housing scheme
Cardiff City Council has acquired the 12-hectare former gasworks site in Grangetown, earmarked for a major residential development that will see its iconic listed gasholder incorporated in the scheme.
Roger Milne, The Planner

Transport secretary approves Midlands freight terminal
Four Ashes Limited’s application for a development consent order (DCO) to deliver an intermodal freight terminal in the West Midlands has been granted.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Site with planning permission sold in Warwickshire
A site in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, with planning permission for 850 homes has been sold to Taylor Wimpey and Jelson Homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Uttlesford withdraws local plan
Uttlesford District Council has withdrawn its local plan from examination after inspectors cited ‘significant concerns in relation to the soundness of the plan’.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round-up

  • Planning firm appointed to develop Staines master plan
  • Mixed-use development proposed for Polmont
  • A14 scheme opens early
  • West Midlands outlines priorities for COVID-19 recovery
  • Images of Purfleet regeneration published
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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