Budget 2014

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

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Plans for 800 homes agreed in London Olympics quarter

Detailed plans for more than 800 hew homes on three sites in and around east London's Olympic Park were approved this week by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Why campaigners want ministers to go further on new towns powers

Ministers at the communities department have decided against a thorough overhaul of new towns legislation if the Conservative Party forms the next government, Planning understands.

London 'generating £26.5bn for less well-off regions'

Reports that London's economy generates a £26.5 billion surplus 'that is recycled by the government to provide financial help to Britain's less well-off regions' features in today's newspaper round-up.

Brent Cross shopping centre's owners submit bid to double its size

A detailed planning application has been submitted to double the size of Brent Cross shopping centre in north London.

Five things we learned from the IED North Conference

The Institute of Economic Development's first northern conference took place in Manchester on Wednesday. Here are five things we learned about planning, economic development and devolution at the event.

Can the West Midlands' new metro mayor tackle the region's toughest planning challenges?

Observers suggest that the West Midlands' newly-elected metro mayor, the former John Lewis boss Andy Street, will need all of his business acumen to strike a deal on how Birmingham's housing shortfall can be carved up among authorities in the housing market area.

Leaked Labour manifesto draft pledges 'properly resourced and bolstered' planning system

A Labour government would 'properly resource and bolster' planning authorities with 'fuller powers to put people and communities at the heart of planning', a leaked draft of the party's 2017 election manifesto says.

IED North Conference: White paper's track record test could harm new firms, says housebuilder

A housebuilder has warned that a government proposal to speed up housing delivery by allowing councils to take an applicant's track record for housing delivery into account could block new firms from entering the market.

Judge overrules 'deficient' secretary of state Newmarket homes refusal

A secretary of state decision to refuse plans for 400 homes on land near Newmarket racetrack over concerns that they would pose a 'threat' to the horse racing industry has been overturned at the High Court after a judge concluded that the ruling was 'plainly deficient'.

What the newly-elected metro mayors have pledged on planning

Last week saw six new metro mayors elected to lead combined authorities in England. Read on for details of the planning pledges made by the victorious candidates in the run-up to polling day.