Special Report: Planning in 2015

Planning in 2015 - Making a little go a long way

Planning in 2015 - Making a little go a long way

Continuing pressure on public spending, alongside a rising number of applications as the economy recovers, is prompting innovative approaches from local authority planning teams, as John Geoghegan discovers.

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Planning in 2015 - Promises, promises

Planning in 2015 - Promises, promises

With the general election just over four months away, Susie Sell assesses what is known about the main English political parties' likely planning policies to be included in their manifestos.

Planning in 2015 - Ten people to watch this year

Planning in 2015 - Ten people to watch this year

Holding jobs that will put them at the heart of changes that will affect the planning system, these individuals will step further to the fore in 2015, writes Jonathan Tilley.

Video and feature - 2015: our panel's predictions

Video and feature - 2015: our panel's predictions

A recent Planning round table event saw experts from the planning sector offer their forecasts for the year ahead, reports Susie Sell.

Planning in 2015 - Five steps to find a new job in 2015

Planning in 2015 - Five steps to find a new job in 2015

Determined to change employers this year? As the economy recovers and the job market begins to flourish once more, Susie Sell outlines some of the strategies that could help you secure your next appointment.

Planning in 2015 - Policy and legislation calendar

Planning in 2015 - Policy and legislation calendar

Major revisions to the planning system are in store in 2015. Bryan Johnston sets out the forthcoming changes, along with predicted timings.

Reshaping UK Cities

Reshaping UK Cities

Prosperity in the UK's core cites is essential for local success and a spatially balanced UK economy.

How to achieve housing in the green belt

How to achieve housing in the green belt

Proactive local authorities show that it is possible to provide homes that local communities need on green belt sites, writes Bernard Greep.

Opinion

Only change is certain as we enter new year, by Richard Garlick

Only change is certain as we enter new year, by Richard Garlick

Making predictions for 2015 is complicated by the forthcoming general election. If Labour wins power, it is unlikely that it would unpick the bulk of the changes to the planning system made over the past five years by the coalition. But an Ed Miliband-led government might still bring radical change to the sector.

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