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Plans have been revealed for a new 12,500-seat entertainment arena, conference and exhibition centre on a four-hectare brownfield site on the banks of the River Tyne at Gateshead.
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.
A competition has been launched by the government's infrastructure advisory body seeking 'visionary ideas for development typologies across the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford corridor'.1 comment
The boss of the National Infrastructure Commission has teamed up with business leaders to fire a warning to the government not to let up on its programme of infrastructure construction in the wake of this month's inconclusive election result.
With all local leadership teams desperate to attract and retain high growth companies in their area, the May publications of the London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) "1000 companies to inspire Britain", and the "EY UK Attractiveness Survey 2017" are well worth a read.
With the housing white paper and the industrial strategy green paper, government set out clear strategic expectations on local government in general and planning services in particular.
I recently contributed to a workshop where the Local Authority Chief Executive opened proceedings by posing a place making challenge in these terms.
- CIL / S106 Infrastructure Planning Officers Lewis Davey London (Greater)
- Planning Consultant Macdonald & Co London (central)
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Urban Designer Plymouth City Council Plymouth, Devon
- Planning Officer Plymouth City Council Plymouth, Devon
News that England's 'fastest-shrinking' district is proposing a housing target of 133 homes a year in its draft planning blueprint, despite latest official projections suggesting a loss of households over the plan period, features in the latest instalment of Local Plan Watch.
In the final of a series of columns on the metro mayoral elections, Douglas Johnson, account director at public relations consultancy Newgate Communications, examines how councils and applicants should adapt their approach in light of the winning candidates.Sponsored Content in association with Newgate Communications
With the new metro mayors taking office, Bryan Johnston explores the implications of their elections for planning.
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.
Six significant new planning figures were created by last week's elections for city regional mayors.
Removing the barriers created by borders has been a fundamental part of the European Union's work.
How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.
While this year's battle to become London's new mayor was divisive, there was one topic on which all the candidates were in agreement: the green belt.