City of London wins approval for consolidation of historic markets on single site

The City of London Corporation has secured planning consent for a new consolidated wholesale food market, bringing together the existing Smithfield, Billingsgate and New Spitalfields markets on a single 17-hectare site in the east of the capital, potentially freeing up the three sites for mixed-use redevelopment.

Go-ahead for revised Leeds Bradford Airport terminal and new flight times

Revised plans for the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport, including a smaller-than-originally-planned terminal building and changes to flight times, have been approved, with planners advising that any “suppression” of the airport’s planned growth on climate grounds would be likely to see other airports “simply taking up the demand along with the flight emissions”.