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?
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.
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.
Experts believe that Brexit is unlikely to result in a bonfire of environmental regulations as Britain will continue to be bound by the terms of a number of international treaties, and say that the scope for changes to such rules will ultimately be determined by the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.3 comments
John Healey and Roberta Blackman-Woods have today resigned from Labour's shadow communities and local government team.
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.
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.
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?
For decades, the UK's poorest regions have benefited from billions of pounds of funding from the European Union (EU). The sums are vast.
Concern about the impact of last week's vote for Britain to leave the European Union is justified.
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.
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".
The chances are that over the last week or so you've pondered what Brexit means for planning. You have probably wondered what a new Prime Minister will do, and whether England will ever win a major football cup again.
- Lead Advisor, Cities Programme Design Council London
- Planning Assistant Wirral Council Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Graduate Town Planner Allen & York Ltd Portsmouth, Hampshire
- 2 x Planning Officer Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer – Projects Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex