Go-ahead for 2,800-home Basildon shopping centre redevelopment

The redevelopment of a Basildon town centre shopping centre into a mixed-use 2,800-home scheme has been approved, after officers advised that the proposal’s regeneration benefits outweighed the net loss of about 61,000 square metres of retail floorspace and the initial provision of just five per cent affordable housing.

Green light for 200,000 sqm Derby food manufacturing campus

Derby City Council has approved plans for a 209,000 square metre food production, distribution and training facility on an industrial brownfield site after officers advised that the scheme’s economic benefits, including the promise of 5,000 jobs, should be given “considerable weight”.

93,500 sqm ‘health and innovation campus’ approved in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has granted permission for a 93,500 square-metre “health and innovation campus” to be partly used by the city’s university, after officers advised that, despite a heritage impact concern raised by Historic England, the scheme would bring “substantial economic benefits”.