EU referendum aftermath

Britain voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, sparking a political and economic crisis. This page contains detailed coverage of the planning implications of the Brexit vote.

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What effect has the UK's Brexit vote had on planners on the ground?

What effect has the UK's Brexit vote had on planners on the ground?

Commentators have expressed concern about the potential impact of Brexit on development and the built environment, David Dewar asks planners on the ground what effects they have seen so far.

Three reasons to attend Brexit summit
Will planning reform survive the political upheaval of Brexit?
How Brexit could hit infrastructure funding
What Brexit could mean for public procurement
  • Three reasons to attend Brexit summit

    We highlight what you could gain from attending next week's Post-Brexit Planning And Economic Development Conference in London.

  • Will planning reform survive the political upheaval of Brexit?

    The arrival of a new Prime Minister in Number 10 at a time of significant uncertainty in the UK could have major implications for the proposed changes to planning legislation. But will the reforms be put on the back burner, or prioritised to promote stability?

  • How Brexit could hit infrastructure funding

    The UK's vote to leave the European Union has thrown funding arrangements for major infrastructure projects into doubt, with uncertainty over EU regional aid likely to provide objectors with ammunition to challenge local plan targets, experts have said.

  • What Brexit could mean for public procurement

    The UK's exit from the European Union is viewed by some as an opportunity to speed up development proposals by reducing procurement red tape, but observers say that the government may have little appetite for ripping up the rules.

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Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 1 July

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 1 July

Planning's rolling coverage of the aftermath of last week's vote to leave the European Union continues, with the latest on the implications of Brexit for planning and development.

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 30 June

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 30 June

Planning's rolling coverage of the aftermath of last week's vote to leave the European Union continues, with news that a decision on the expansion of Heathrow has been delayed until a new Conservative leader is in place, and the latest on the Tory and Labour leadership battles.

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 29 June

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 29 June

Planning's rolling coverage of the aftermath of last week's vote to leave the European Union continues, with details of the candidates putting themselves forward for the Conservative leadership and the latest on the planning implications of the Brexit vote.

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 28 June

Brexit live: rolling coverage of key developments, 28 June

Planning's rolling coverage of the aftermath of last week's vote to leave the European Union, including questions over the future of the Hinkley Point project and emerging details of the candidates set to fight for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Reaction: what leave EU vote means for planning

Reaction: what leave EU vote means for planning

The sector responds to the British public's vote to leave the European Union in yesterday's referendum.

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How EU poll has ignited debate over migration's impact on housing need

How EU poll has ignited debate over migration's impact on housing need

Campaigners fighting for the UK to leave the European Union have said that high levels of migration have had a huge impact on housing need, but experts say the reality is more complex, and question whether a 'Brexit' would result in reduced migration rates.

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What Brexit could mean for planning

What Brexit could mean for planning

As the June referendum on the UK's continued membership of the European Union approaches, Jim Dunton looks at what planners could expect in the event of a vote to leave.

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Labour figures quit shadow communities team

Labour figures quit shadow communities team

John Healey and Roberta Blackman-Woods have today resigned from Labour's shadow communities and local government team.

Opinion

Planning for globalisation in the Brexit era, by David Marlow

Planning for globalisation in the Brexit era, by David Marlow

How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.

Why Brexit will hit academia hard, by Cliff Hague

Why Brexit will hit academia hard, by Cliff Hague

Why are universities and younger people so upset about the vote to take us out of the European Union? During the referendum campaign I don't recall hearing much about INTERREG or ERASMUS+, yet these EU programmes have been integral to the lives of researchers and students for years.

EIA revisions are going to happen, whether the Brexiteers like it or not, by Jamie Carpenter

EIA revisions are going to happen, whether the Brexiteers like it or not, by Jamie Carpenter

Two consultation documents, published recently by the devolved Scottish and Welsh governments, serve as a reminder that Britain will remain a full member of the European Union (EU) for some time to come, despite June's vote in favour of Brexit.

Brexit vote risks foreign investment in housing, by Janice Morphet

Brexit vote risks foreign investment in housing, by Janice Morphet

One of the immediate effects of the referendum result was the impact on share prices of major UK housing developers. Was this a short term response as part of general market uncertainty or did it recognise some underlying change in the property market introduced by the Brexit vote?

EU funding recipients must make strong cases to retain post-Brexit support, by Jamie Carpenter

EU funding recipients must make strong cases to retain post-Brexit support, by Jamie Carpenter

For decades, the UK's poorest regions have benefited from billions of pounds of funding from the European Union (EU). The sums are vast.

The planning system has a key role in helping the country cope with Brexit, by Richard Garlick

The planning system has a key role in helping the country cope with Brexit, by Richard Garlick

Concern about the impact of last week's vote for Britain to leave the European Union is justified.

New approaches to urban policy for a post-Brexit Britain, by David Marlow

New approaches to urban policy for a post-Brexit Britain, by David Marlow

Amidst the aftermath of the Brexit vote, much Planning comment has focused on potential changes in housing need, reductions in infrastructure funding, property/investment slumps, and what precise appetites a new government should have for continuing devolution.

Infrastructure promises may not be easy to keep, by Richard Garlick

Infrastructure promises may not be easy to keep, by Richard Garlick

The government is touting its approval last week of the expansion of London City Airport as evidence of the robust health of the British economy post-Brexit. Chancellor Philip Hammond commented that the decision sends "a clear signal that Britain is open for business".

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