A Cheshire council is considering plans to close a grant scheme that offers financial support to groups preparing neighbourhood plans in its area.1 comment
Claims that planning restrictions protecting historic views have been ignored to allow a 42-storey tower in east London to encroach on a view of St Paul's Cathedral from a royal park in the south-west of the capital feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Two Greater Manchester boroughs have reached key milestones in their local plan preparation, with Rochdale adopting its core strategy in October and Salford last month publishing a draft local plan for consultation.
Autumn Statement announcements make clear that, instead of repairing existing road, ministers are focused on using roads funding to pump prime other types of development.
A cap on spending tied to economic growth need not stop the National Infrastructure Commission from flagging up longer-term priorities, sector experts have suggested.
A claim that 'uncooperative planning officers' are slowing the construction of new homes features in today's newspaper round-up.
Live coverage of all the planning-related measures in chancellor Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement.
The government has announced an overhaul of rules that have enabled some local planning authorities to escape being placed in so-called 'special measures'.
Affordable housing delivery hit its lowest level since 2001 during the last financial year, according to latest government figures which housing practitioners have described as 'extremely worrying'.2 comments
The authority that was the first in England and Wales to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is consulting on a revised charging schedule.