The secretary of state has allowed an appeal for 675 homes on a part-allocated site in Kent and dismissed an inspector’s recommendation for the imposition of planning conditions intended to mitigate climate change, arguing that they were neither “reasonable or necessary”.
A Kent council has issued two Article 4 planning directions to restrict potential new development, including the stationing of caravans, on a site in both the green belt and an area of outstanding natural beauty that it claims is being marketed for new development.
An East Midlands county council has secured consent for an 800-home development on a greenfield site, despite the scheme falling short of local affordable housing requirements.
Plans have been approved for up to 1,760 homes plus 10,000 square metres of commercial space as part of the redevelopment of a housing estate in Southend-on-Sea, after planners advised that a non-policy compliant affordable housing level and harm to heritage assets was outweighed by the scheme’s multiple benefits.
After a government-commissioned report detailed “bullying”, “intimidation” and widespread failings at Liverpool City Council, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has proposed intervention measures that would lead to the authority’s planning functions being run by government-appointed commissioners.
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.
The planned location of a new theme park in Kent that is home to hundreds of rare species has been made a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), but the developer behind the project has called this “a not unusual challenge”.
Plans have been approved for a new 2km link road and a 110,000 sqm business park on land next to Luton Airport in Bedfordshire, despite the scheme being partly built on playing fields and a public park.
Liverpool City Council’s planning committee this morning unanimously approved Everton FC’s application to build a 52,888-seater stadium on the city’s dockside.
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”.