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Planning news – 24 February 2022

by on February 25, 2022

A legal right to nature should be part of levelling-up agenda, say campaigners
The government should set legal duties in levelling-up legislation so that developers and public bodies provide equal access to nature-rich green and blue spaces for everyone.
The Planner, Laura Edgar

Developer ordered to pay £31,000 for ignoring enforcement notices
Wimbledon Magistrates Court has ordered a developer behind a series of unauthorised extensions in Mitcham to pay £30,961 for not complying with two enforcement notices issued by Merton Council.
The Planner, Laura Edgar

Court of Appeal dismisses Horse Hill legal challenge
A legal challenge against Surrey County Council’s decision to grant planning permission to retain and expand the Horse Hill Well Site at Horse Hill near Gatwick Airport (including two existing wells and the drilling of four new ones) for the production of hydrocarbons over a 25-year period has been dismissed.
The Planner, Laura Edgar

North Wales transport commission is launched
A new transport commission that will develop a pipeline of transport schemes for North Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government.
The Planner, Roger Milne

Flexible generation plant in Thurrock granted consent
Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has granted a development consent order (DCO) for the Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant, a gas-fired electricity generating station and battery storage facility located in the green belt.
The Planner, Laura Edgar

News round-up

  • Legal challenge over London Holocaust memorial
  • Forest of Dean searching for sites
  • Doncaster begins transport study
  • MasterChef studios come to Warwick
  • Lambeth picks London Square for Brixton project
  • And more stories…
    The Planner, Laura Edgar and Prithvi Pandya

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