17 Jan 2020

Academics oppose Southampton Airport expansion Locked

They claim that noise levels would be 150% of the maximum allowed under the Aviation Policy Framework and assessments fail to account for cumulative effects of housing expansion.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Faster planning promised in white paper reforms Locked

A statutory new homes ombudsman, restriction of ‘land banking’ and a larger Housing Infrastructure Fund are on the menu for the next Parliamentary session, which will bring a planning white paper.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Braintree extension quashed due to flood fears Locked

The 4ha brownfield site is a capped former landfill whose ground level had been raised by about 1m. Part of the site lies on floodplain.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Johnson pledges infrastructure funding for Eastleigh Locked

Boris Johnson accused the Liberal Democrat council of “cavalier” behaviour but said, "we will of course supply the infrastructure necessary and do it on brownfield sites.”

UK
17 Jan 2020

Ox-Cam Expressway ‘on ice’ as petition launched Locked

It says any route in the proposed corridor will damage our countryside and health while doing nothing to meet the pressing transport needs of Oxfordshire.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Middlesbrough mayor scraps council house company Locked

He says that he is "not sure we should be building council houses" and plans to regenerate the area would need to be on "a huge scale".

UK
17 Jan 2020

‘No risk’ to development from cracked river wall Locked

Council says properties are a distance from the wall, while the developer says the bank had failed as a result of work by others.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Radioactive goats spark residents' fears Locked

Contractors found animal bones, faeces and disposable gloves but spokesman says there is no evidence of any such contamination, or risk to people’s health.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Sellafield milestone reached as waste mountain rises Locked

Machine will help clear intermediate level waste (ILW) which dominates the UK’s stocks of radioactive material awaiting disposal.

UK
17 Jan 2020

Treasury funds hope to unlock Teesside regeneration

South Tees Development Corporation (STDC) is set to undertake a  compulsory purchase order (CPO), requiring the banks to relinquish the land.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Will blue MPs make England greener? Locked

The collapse of Labour’s ‘red wall’, will strengthen local campaigns against development on the green belt, particularly in the Midlands and North.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Jenrick affirms ‘brownfield first’ policy Locked

Housing secretary is confident that the West Midlands housing needs can be substantially met through the use of previously developed land.

UK
10 Jan 2020

‘Charm offensive’ follows Wirral’s Local Plan u-turn Locked

The council is set to seek remediation grants from Homes England and says that the development of  a number of previously abandoned brownfield sites had begun.

UK
10 Jan 2020

‘Super village’ near Bannockburn moves closer Locked

Planning officers have recommended approval of the development but have recommended that 157 conditions should attached to consent.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Halted development due to contamination fears set to restart Locked

H&H must submit a new planning application by July 2020 and carry out further remediation before construction can re-start.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Road run-off is significant cause of London river pollution

Roads where heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) regularly apply their brakes are often the worst affected, around junctions, roundabouts and traffic lights.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Groundsure acquires Mining Searches UK Locked

Property search provider Groundsure has announced the acquisition of Mining Searches UK, the country’s leading specialist in historical mining risk.

UK
10 Jan 2020

Is bamboo the new Japanese knotweed? Locked

Experts believe that lending and insurance restrictions applying to bamboo may be introduced in the UK.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Supreme Court may side with BP in Anaconda case Locked

Atlantic Richfield owner of a disused copper mine is arguing that claims for compensation under a Montana court are barred under the Superfund law. and a verdict is expected soon.

US states
12 Dec 2019

Berkeley keeps faith large-scale urban regeneration Locked

Unaudited interim results for the six months ended October 31, 2019 show a 31% fall in first half profit to £276.7m but group says it is on track to deliver £3.3bn of pre-tax profit in the six years to 30 April 2025.

UK
12 Dec 2019

European Green Deal aims to double renovation Locked

It says the prices of different energy sources should incentivise energy-efficient buildings and that the design of buildings should be in line with the circular economy.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Isle of Man to update planning laws to increase urban development Locked

A 'scoping report' had been produced on a new register of brownfield sites. Secondary legislation to increase permitted development in town centres, if approved, would come into force next year.

UK
12 Dec 2019

McVey backs brownfields, modular housing and ‘construction corridor’ Locked

She says Boris Johnson has promised a £10bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, should the Conservatives be elected, which councils would be able to bid for.

UK
12 Dec 2019

Twelvetrees Park ‘key to’ West Ham regeneration Locked

Mayor says Providing new community spaces and much-needed affordable homes will go some way to achieving our objective of helping people to grow up here and stay.

UK
12 Dec 2019

South Staffs’ leader says developers are ‘scare mongering’ Locked

He says that developers have already put forward speculative plans for many more houses than the council needs.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Gasworks to become mixed-use despite flooding fears Locked

Councillor says she is completely cynical of any flood risk assessment that concludes that this is a one in 100 year or one in 1,000 year situation.

UK
6 Dec 2019

BPF points to falling planning funding in manifesto Locked

With the major parties prioritising housing during the current general election, the planning system may struggle to deal with increased housing targets without further investment.

UK
6 Dec 2019

HS2 wins High Court battle with protesters Locked

Judge David Holland said protests could be staged in the vicinity of the construction site, but not on the footpath.

UK
6 Dec 2019

Liverpool’s assets – docks, galleries, tech and the Beatles Locked

The north of England seems to be on the up, at least if you believe politicians’ promises. Here we look at what this might mean for Liverpool and its region.

UK
6 Dec 2019

‘Newts not jobs’, says Anglesey Council Locked

It says insufficient information has been received with the planning application for business units to assess the extent of adverse effects on newts together with any avoidance or mitigation measures required.

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