The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has appointed 20 new inspectors following warnings from the body's board about a resources gap which would require 'radical' solutions.
The director of planning and growth at the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has been appointed to lead the Greater London Authority's planning department.
Planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners (NLP) has announced that it is set to adopt Lichfields as its new corporate brand name.
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- Principal Planner (Planning Policy) Oxford City Council St Aldates Chambers, Oxford, Oxfordshire
- Group Manager Planning and Building Control Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Southend, Southend-on-Sea
- Business Unit Leader for Planning Policy and Economy Mid Sussex District Council Haywards Heath, West Sussex
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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has held on to top place in Planning's annual review of the most highly regarded law firms working in the planning field.
For the first time, Planning has produced a list of the 100 most influential people in the sector.
After four years of doom and gloom, planning consultancies appear noticeably more optimistic about prospects for the year ahead, says Bryan Johnston.