Yorkshire local plan scoops top planning award

Yorkshire local plan scoops top planning award

A Yorkshire local plan has scooped the top award at this year's Planning Awards.

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The Planning Awards: Roll of honour

The Planning Awards: Roll of honour

We reveal which projects triumphed in this year's Planning Awards. By Mark Wilding.

Queen's Speech confines white paper action to non-legislative changes

Queen's Speech confines white paper action to non-legislative changes

The government has pledged to take forward a series of commitments in the Housing White Paper, but documents published alongside this week's Queen's Speech suggest that the action will be confined to non-legislative changes.

Tougher parking restrictions mooted in London mayor's draft transport plan

Tougher parking restrictions mooted in London mayor's draft transport plan

Plans to introduce tougher car parking restrictions in new developments in London, including making those best-served by public transport completely car-free, have been revealed in the mayor's new draft transport strategy.

Housing delivery test 'would be ineffective in many areas'

Housing delivery test 'would be ineffective in many areas'

A housing industry spokesman told a conference today that he fears the proposed housing delivery test will be 'ineffective' in delivering more homes, especially in constrained parts of the country.


Exceptional properties: What impact has the so-called 'Gummers Law' had on decision makers?

Exceptional properties: What impact has the so-called 'Gummers Law' had on decision makers?

In 1997, a controversial new planning policy was introduced that allowed new homes in the countryside to be built providing they were of outstanding architectural quality. Two decades on, David Dewar examines the impact of so-called 'Gummer's Law'.

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What a minority government signifies for planning and housing reform measures

What a minority government signifies for planning and housing reform measures

In the wake of this month's tumultuous general election, which saw planning minister Gavin Barwell lose his seat in the Commons, the planning community sees good reason to remain quietly optimistic, since on the issue of housebuilding there already exists significant cross-party support.

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How the mini government reshuffle could affect planning

How the mini government reshuffle could affect planning

Sajid Javid will keep the housing delivery bandwagon rolling but Gavin Barwell's new posting at the heart of government may be even more influential in the long run, experts speculate.

The government's policy-making will be seriously constrained, by Richard Garlick

The government's policy-making will be seriously constrained, by Richard Garlick

The play This House, which recently finished a long run at the Garrick Theatre, must be one of the most unlikely ever West End hits, given that its subject matter is life in the parliamentary whips' offices in the mid-1970s.

Policy Summary: Scottish government regulations implementing rise in application fees

Policy Summary: Scottish government regulations implementing rise in application fees

Policy: The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017.

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