Minister moots longer HS2 tunnel to safeguard development
A key tunnel along the proposed route of Britain’s High Speed 2 rail project could be extended to enable plans for a major development next to East Midlands Airport to progress, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.
Plymouth locks horns with inspector over Area Action Plan
Plymouth City Council is in a stand-off with the Planning Inspectorate over the council’s Area Action Plan (AAP) for Derriford and Seaton in the heart of the Devon port.
Parliamentary committee urges Heathrow expansion
MPs on the Commons Transport Committee have rejected calls for a new hub airport east of London but have urged the Government to permit the expansion of Heathrow where a third runway is overdue, according to a report from the all-party group.
Norfolk council told to reconsider malting expansion plans
A High Court judge has ordered North Norfolk District Council to reconsider the planning permission given for the expansion of a malting facility with a lorry park and barley silos.
New town and new village mooted in Cambridgeshire local plans
An 8,000-dwelling new town on the site of the Waterbeach barracks, a new village at Bourn airfield, and up to 430 houses in Cambridge Green Belt near Worts’ Causeway are the headline proposals to help meet the housing needs of greater Cambridge now due for consultation over the summer.
News round-up 15 May
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