Plans have been approved for a 900-home mixed-use development on industrial land owned by mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL) in the west of the capital, after planning officers advised that the scheme’s 50 per cent affordable housing rate should be granted “significant weight”.
A 929-home high-rise development in Woking town centre has been rejected by committee members against officer advice, with its potential impacts on daylight levels and neighbour privacy among the reasons for refusal.
Coventry City Council planning committee has rejected an officer’s recommendation to delegate the granting of planning permission for a proposed 731-home mixed development which lacked affordable housing, and has instead voted unanimously to reject it.
Birmingham City Council has approved a 48-storey city centre development of 454 build-to-rent apartments, despite the provision of a less-than-policy-compliant 14 affordable flats and concerns about heritage impacts.
The London mayor has approved long-awaited plans for a 500-home mixed-use scheme on a derelict site in the east of the capital, after finding that its provision of office space and affordable housing would be “significant benefits”.
A large project to expand Coventry westwards has been given outline approval by the city’s planners.
Government agency Highways England has withdrawn a development consent order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for the proposed new Lower Thames Crossing.
A Cambridgeshire council that earlier this year asked the High Court to quash one of its consents due to “administrative errors” has apologised after admitting that it has had to go back to the court to reverse two further planning permission mistakes at a likely cost of £10,000.
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.