Season 5 Episode 3, Thursday 2nd November at 5pm

Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson

Kate Henderson is Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF), the voice of housing associations in England.
Prior to joining the NHF in 2018 Kate was Chief Executive of the Town and Country Planning Association. Kate is passionate about tackling the housing crisis, inequality and climate change.

Decisions of the Month:

  • Decision of the Secretary of State for LUH&C dated 11th November 2021 dismissing an appeal against the refusal of the City of London Corporation for a 305.3 m AOD building, the Tulip, comprising a mixed use visitor attraction, raising issues about the design process, the effects on multiple designated heritage assets, including a World Heritage Site & strategic views.
  • Decision of the Secretary of State for LUH&C dated 11th November 2021 dismissing an appeal against the failure of Brighton & Hove City Council to determine an application, for a residentially led mixed use development in 3 buildings of 9-28 storeys, at Brighton Marina; raising issues of overall design, living conditions, character & appearance, including the setting of heritage assets and the South Downs National Park.
  • Decisions of the Secretary of State for LUH&C dated 11th November 2021 allowing a full application made to St Helens Borough Council, referred under section 77 of the T&CPA 1990, granting permissions for the erection of B8 logistics warehousing close to the M62 in the Green Belt at Omega & Parkside together with essential infrastructure (Parkside Link Road). Main issues include harm to GB plus other identified harms, and if outweighed by need for employment land and public benefits, thus VSC.
  • Decision of the Minister for Rough Sleeping & Housing dated18th November 2021, dismissing Westferry’s appeal against the failure of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to determine their application for a mixed use scheme comprising 1524 C3 units & commercial uses following a reopened public inquiry. Main issues relate to effect on character & appearance, harm to heritage assets, a realistic fallback position, the lack of a 5 yr HLS & the overall planning balance.

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