What Greg Clark's appointment as communities secretary means for planning

What Greg Clark's appointment as communities secretary means for planning

Greg Clark's replacement of Eric Pickles in the cabinet is likely to consolidate localism and leave a question mark over strategic planning, commentators have claimed.

How can energy secretary Amber Rudd deliver the promise of more local control over wind

How can energy secretary Amber Rudd deliver the promise of more local control over wind

The new energy secretary's commitment to honour Conservative manifesto promises about wind farm applications has left experts puzzled about how changes would be enacted.

How councils are gearing up for a squeeze on funding for planning staff

How councils are gearing up for a squeeze on funding for planning staff

Local authorities are looking at alternative ways to fund planning teams, anticipating the likely crunch in budgets over the next five years while workloads remain heavy.

How proposals to impose local development orders for brownfields would affect councils

How proposals to impose local development orders for brownfields would affect councils

Councils that fail to put local development orders for homes in place on 90 per cent of suitable brownfield sites will soon lose planning powers if the new Tory government follows through proposals floated by its predecessors. Jim Dunton examines the scale of the task.

Sponsored content: London Plan round table - keeping ahead on capital planning

Sponsored content: London Plan round table - keeping ahead on capital planning

A Planning event last month presented an opportunity to explore recent and forthcoming changes to the London Plan.


Sponsored content: Supply and Density will be key to Solving London's Housing Crisis

Sponsored content: Supply and Density will be key to Solving London's Housing Crisis

Building on the Green Belt and improved infrastructure are vital, writes Iain Painting.

Sponsored content: Unlocking potential

Sponsored content: Unlocking potential

London's Mayor will play a key role in meeting housing targets, writes Duncan Field.

Sponsored content: Election 2015 - What now for planning policy?

Sponsored content: Election 2015 - What now for planning policy?

In the last of his columns on the general election, Stephen Byfield of communications consultancy PPS Group looks at what the result means for the future of planning.

Sponsored video: London Plan round table

Sponsored video: London Plan round table

Click through to view filmed highlights of the London Plan round table. More

Election review - What we learned

Election review - What we learned

Now the dust has settled on the election, the sector is in a position to review what it meant for the planning process, writes Susie Sell.

The prophet of localism could also be the champion of the city-region, by Richard Garlick

The prophet of localism could also be the champion of the city-region, by Richard Garlick

Two of the Conservatives' most prominent manifesto pledges for planning look at first glance to be very hard to reconcile.

Having talked the talk, can the Tories walk the walk, by Peter Bill

Having talked the talk, can the Tories walk the walk, by Peter Bill

Don't panic. The new communities secretary Greg Clark is both intelligent and perceptive. A man who has issued a sparse 595 tweets is a man wise enough to contain his thoughts.

Policy Summary: Welsh environment bill aims to play supporting role in reformed planning system
CIL Watch: London boroughs make progress with charging schedules

CIL Watch: London boroughs make progress with charging schedules

London boroughs have made far more progress than councils elsewhere in England in bringing forward Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules, according to an analysis of data compiled for Planning's CIL Watch bulletin that reveals a stark north-south split.

Forum: loss of light query

Forum: loss of light query

Q. I live next door to a listed house and my neighbour proposes to build an extension that would adversely affect my daylight...

What does the Conservative victory mean for infrastructure?

What does the Conservative victory mean for infrastructure?

The new Conservative Government is barely a fortnight old and it is not just policy that has changed, but personnel too.

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