Budget 2014

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

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Local Plan Watch: Authorities grapple with green belt release

Warrington Borough Council's local plan review consultation is the latest to propose large-scale releases from the green belt in order to meet development needs.

Pier, university campus and museum extension on Stirling Prize shortlist

Reports that a pier, a campus and a museum extension have been named today as contenders for this year's Stirling Prize feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Research pours cold water on PM's plan to pay residents to back schemes

A large majority of the public would not be swayed in favour of new homes in the their area by the offer of a direct financial payment, according to research carried out by the University of Sheffield on behalf of the government.

Environmental partnership details Solent development tariff plan

Developers planning to build new homes near the coast of the Solent would have to pay up to £880 per dwelling to help fund environmental conservation projects, under plans in a consultation document.

Government confirms HS2 route to go via Sheffield city centre

The government has confirmed plans to construct a spur to enable HS2 trains to run into Sheffield city centre along the existing rail network and expressed its support for proposals to build a new rail hub at Crewe.

Data blog: GLA ventures its own views on household growth

New household projections released by City Hall that are intended to form part of the evidence base for the new London Plan show a lower level of growth for Greater London than the official household projections produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), an analysis shows.

Leeds housing need study suggests drop in core strategy housing target

A review of Leeds City Council's key planning blueprint is likely to recommend a reduced housing requirement following the results of a new housing need study indicating 'lower and slower growth', the authority has said.

Warrington outlines plans to release green belt land for 9,000 homes

A Cheshire authority is set to consult on proposals to release land from the green belt to deliver around 9,000 new homes and 250 hectares of employment space, two years after the High Court quashed its adopted plan's housing policies.

Cambridge college fails to block village green designation

A Cambridge University college has failed in a High Court bid to block an attempt by residents to have a swathe of its land recognised as a town or village green.

Sir Terry Farrell awarded top RTPI honour

Planner and architect Sir Terry Farrell has been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI's) gold medal, which recognises outstanding achievement in the profession.