Season 13, Episode 3: 23rd May 2024 at 5:30pm

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Simon Berkeley

Our Special Guest this week is Simon Berkeley BA MA MRTPI, Head of Local Plans, at the Planning Inspectorate.

Planning Inspectorate

Latest News Update on planning related matters.

  • Decision of the Secretary of State for Transport dated 16th May 2024 granting a modified DCO following an application made by National Highways for the Proposed M3 Junction 9 under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 following the recommendation of the Examining Authority.

  • Decision of an inspector dated 15th May 2024 allowing an appeal made by Wates Developments against the decision of Cherwell DC to refuse to grant outline permission for up to 147 homes, POS, playing field and sports pitches on an unallocated green field site land on the southern edge of Chesterton some 5 km from Bicester.

  • Decision of an inspector dated 16th May 2024 dismissing an appeal by Bellway Homes Ltd (North East) against the decision of Durham County Council for the development of 148 homes on a greenfield site immediately outside the settlement boundary of Great Lumley, agreed not to be of a valued landscape but in a location judged not to be sustainable by the inspector.

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