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A planning inspector has allowed an appeal against a council's refusal of plans for the 438-home mixed-use redevelopment of a Surrey train station, after dismissing the council's claim that the development would appear as a 'monolithic' feature, harming the setting of listed buildings.
Plans have been approved for almost 300 homes on the site of a former Wickes DIY store in Ealing, west London, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme would 'make full and efficient use' of the site.
The planning system is often criticised for the slow pace at which it adjusts to changing markets.
Senior London Conservatives have warned that the deselection of Labour councillors and their replacement with candidates backed by pro-Jeremy Corbyn group Momentum could impact major regeneration schemes in the capital.
This week Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn followed the lead of London mayor Sadiq Khan in promising to make changes to restore local communities' trust in regeneration projects.
- Head of Planning Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Hinckley, Leicestershire
- King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk King's Lynn, Norfolk
- Planner – Significant Projects and Infrastructure Canal & River Trust Birmingham, West Midlands
- Senior Planning Officer Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- Senior Town Planner Macdonald & Co London (Central), London (Greater)