PLANNING APPLICATIONS

2 Finsbury Avenue

Green light for 38-storey tower at Broadgate scheme

The City of London has given the go-ahead to plans for a new 38-storey development at 2 Finsbury Avenue in the Square Mile.
new wind farm, turbine, Wind Farm,

Construction begins on new wind farm in North Lanarkshire

Construction of the 7 turbines at West Benhar Wind Farm in North Lanarkshire will begin on 1 March, this comes after the project team secured planning consent for some design changes in September last year.
Bramley-Moore Dock

‘Unanimous approval’ for £500m Everton stadium move

Plans for Everton FC’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, along with a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park, have been unanimously approved.
The Verdean

Work starts on major West London regeneration

Catalyst and Mount Anvil have commenced enabling works on their joint venture regeneration scheme, The Verdean in Acton, marking a new chapter for the Friary Park estate.
Gigafactory at Coventry Airport

Coventry proposes electric car battery gigafactory

In a joint venture with Coventry Airport Ltd, Coventry City Council is set to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport.
Care homes,

Green light for new care home in West Sussex

Nexus Planning has secured planning permission at appeal for a much-needed 66-bed care home in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.
new homes in Shobnall

Go-ahead for 125 new homes in Shobnall

Keepmoat Homes has been given the green light by East Staffordshire Borough Council to deliver 125 new homes in Shobnall.
HS2 to Crewe

Green light for next phase of HS2 to Crewe

MPs have given the green light to phase 2a of HS2 to Crewe, with the proposals gaining Royal Assent.
Twickenham Film Studios

Plans in for £15m Twickenham Film Studios transformation

Twickenham Film Studios has announced a £15m investment to rejuvenate, transform and expand London’s oldest film studio.
renewable energy projects

Barbour ABI wins database contract to support government

Barbour ABI has been awarded a two-year contract to supply the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy with the Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD).
Reston station

Go-ahead for Reston station development

Scottish Borders Council has given the green light to plans for Reston station development, which will see a station open in the village for the first time in more than half a century.
building control application

How to make a building control application

Unsure how to make a building control application? Take a look at this guide by building warranty experts, Premier Guarantee.
glass innovation facility

Plans in for £54m glass innovation facility

Network Space has submitted plans to St Helens Borough Council for a £54m glass research and innovation facility.
canal village

Green light for first phase of £115m ‘canal village’ in Warwickshire

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has given the go-ahead to the first phase of a £115m canal village in Hawkesbury, Warwickshire.
Waterbeach New Town East

Green light for 4,500 new homes at Waterbeach New Town East

South Cambridgeshire District Council has given the green light for plans to deliver 4,500 new homes at Waterbeach New Town East.
Kirkstall Forge

Green light for first residential phase at Kirkstall Forge

Leeds City Council has given the go-ahead for CEG’s plans to deliver the first phase of residential development at the £400m Kirkstall Forge.
Selsey housing, affordable housing

Persimmon Homes plans to invest almost £2m in Selsey

Persimmon Homes has revealed plans to build new homes in Selsey, after successfully finalising a land deal that will see a near £2m contribution towards community services.
riverside homes

Green light for 151 new riverside homes in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has given the green light to developer Swan Group for plans to deliver 151 new affordable riverside homes.
office-led development

Go-ahead for City of London office development

The City of London Corporation has given the green light for plans to deliver a 30-storey office-led development in the City Cluster.
new homes in Acton

Go-ahead for 852 new homes in Acton

Ealing Council has given the green light to TfL’s largest residential development to date, which will see the delivery of 853 new homes in Acton.
Right to regenerate, derelict buildings

Jenrick confirms ‘right to regenerate’ derelict buildings into homes

Public bodies will be able to convert vacant plots of land and derelict buildings into new homes or community spaces, under plans announced by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick.
urban village

Green light for £250m urban village in London’s Richmond

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has given the go-ahead to developer Avanton for a new £250m urban village scheme in London’s Richmond.
Hillingdon Gardens

Jenrick confirms he won’t call in Hillingdon Gardens scheme

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick will not call in Inland Homes’ plans for the 514-home Hillingdon Gardens scheme in west London.
purpose-built student accommodation

Green light for Brighton film school student accommodation

Brighton and Hove Council has given Alumno the green light to deliver purpose-built student accommodation on Brighton’s Lewes Road.
construction contracts

Clarity in return for cash flow: Interim applications for payment

A recent Technology & Construction Court case has underlined the importance of being clear on payment regimes and mechanisms in contracts. Ryland Ash and Alexander Creswick of law firm Watson Farley & Williams take a look.
public service infrastructure,

Supporting public service infrastructure delivery

Jon Bower, planning and infrastructure head at Womble Bond Dickinson, examines the government’s proposed changes to planning for the delivery of key public service infrastructure.

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