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Plans have been approved for the expansion of the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent after planners concluded that there would be no negative impacts on neighbouring town centres which could not be mitigated.
Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, DCLG/BEIS Cities and Local Growth Unit director Tom Walker and Homes and Communities Agency North West director Danielle Gillespie speak at the Institute of Economic Development's North conference in Manchester on 10 May.
The government has announced its preferred route for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing which would cross the river east of Gravesend in Kent via a tunnel.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has secured planning consent for a new 63-hectare garden on a green belt site in Salford, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme had 'strategic significance' to the city and the North West of England.
I recently contributed to a workshop where the Local Authority Chief Executive opened proceedings by posing a place making challenge in these terms.
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.
In the second of a series of columns exploring the planning priorities of leading candidates in the upcoming city region mayoral elections, Zoe Ensor, a partner at public relations consultancy Newgate Communications, looks at Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Tees Valley.Sponsored Content in association with Newgate Communications
The emergence of a non-statutory strategic planning role for the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough may have limited impact in the short-term but could prove to be the first step towards greater mayoral planning powers in the area in the future, observers have said.
Planners and developers in Kent have drawn up an agreement to boost delivery of housing and jobs. John Geoghegan reports.
Planners have an important contribution to make in response to the government's industrial strategy, says David Marlow.
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.
It is good news, if somewhat belated, that Philip McCann's diagnosis of the UK regional problem is getting widespread exposure and debate.
Recent columns have presented a series of arguments on changes to the economic underpinnings of strategic spatial planning in the aftermath of the European Union referendum.
A government review of 'regional focus' is widely rumoured to be complementing the higher profile reformulation of industrial strategy.