Plans have been approved for a 1,867-home mixed-use scheme in Stevenage town centre, despite heritage watchdog Historic England objecting that it would result in a “high level of harm” to the Hertfordshire new town’s heritage assets and a recognition that the proposal does not currently deliver any affordable homes.
Plans for a new eco-friendly High Speed Two (HS2) station in Solihull have been approved, despite concerns about the scheme’s potential impact on a nearby regeneration scheme and on lighting levels in the area.
Plans for a major overhaul of Birkenhead town centre, involving a 140,000 square metre, 650-home mixed-use scheme, have been submitted to Wirral Council.
Housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes have submitted plans for an 875-home scheme on a greenfield site on the outskirts of Leeds.
Permission has been granted for three existing university buildings to be converted to form Oxford’s 39th college within the city’s central conservation area.
Stratford-on-Avon councillors have approved plans for more than 550 homes on brownfield land in the town after planning officers advised that the proposed scheme would help to maintain the local authority’s housing land supply position amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillors in Leicestershire have approved plans for a 225-hectare, 2,750-home mixed-use scheme on a greenfield site, despite Historic England raising “serious concerns” about the potential harm to a Grade II* listed church.
Mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL) has submitted plans for a 900-home, 50 per cent affordable housing development on land it owns in west London.
A development corporation has submitted plans for a 174-hectare manufacturing park on the site of the former SSI steelworks site at Redcar, with the Tees Valley elected mayor describing the application as the “biggest in the north of England”.
Councillors have granted permission for up to 456 homes on a greenfield site near Norwich, after planning officers rebutted concerns raised by the authority’s own environmental health team about the impact on future residents of noise from a nearby wedding venue.