A planning application for a 3,000-home urban extension on a former green belt site to the south of Oxford could be submitted in 2023, after city councillors voted to proceed with creating a development agreement with fellow landowners.
A five-hectare mixed-use leisure scheme, including a theme park, 200-room hotel, and a new ‘heritage quarter’, has been approved in Blackpool after 20 years of attempts to regenerate the site, despite concerns about the potential impact on nearby protected habitats.
Sunderland City Council has approved plans for a 109,000 square metre battery manufacturing plant at a business park in Washington, after planning officers advised that the development would have “substantial economic and employment benefits”.
Sixteen authorities are sitting below the government’s ‘special measures’ threshold for speed of decision-making on applications in the two years up to the end of June 2021, new figures show, an increase on the number in the previous quarter.
Local authorities received 128,400 planning applications in the second quarter of 2021, up 45 per cent from the same period in 2020, according to the latest government figures, while 312,000 housing units were approved in the year up to June 2020.
A parish council has voted to bring a judicial review against a district authority’s permission for 55 homes in a Cambridgeshire village.
A council made a “number of planning errors” when approving plans for an energy-from-waste incinerator, which meant a planning condition attached to the permission allowed a developer three extra years to start the development, an independent review has found.
Tower Hamlets Council has granted permission for a 46-storey 1,700-bedroom student housing tower block scheme, despite the proposal sitting outside of its designated tall buildings zone, after officers cited the housing supply and regeneration benefits.
Plans have been submitted for almost 10,000 homes and more than 170,000 square metres of employment floorspace on unallocated greenfield sites around a town in Kent, with the developer claiming that the local authority lacks a five year housing land supply.
A council in Wiltshire has granted final permission for a 2,380-home urban extension that was given the go-ahead by its planning committee in 2017 after it said negotiations with the developer over the section 106 legal agreement “took longer than usual”.