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A Yorkshire council's officers have recommended delaying its local plan timetable to take account of a potential reduction in housing requirements and the impact of Brexit on job growth forecasts, it has emerged.1 comment
Glasgow City Council has agreed to bring forward early reviews of its economic development areas policy and housing supply targets as it moves to finalise its new development plan.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will push ahead with plans for a series of new river crossings in east London, including an extension of the Docklands Light Railway from Gallions Reach to Thamesmead.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will 'recommit' to government advisory body the National Infrastructure Commission and pledged 'targeted public investment in high value infrastructure' to boost the economy.
Picture the scene. The Prime Minister has announced that a new flagship hub airport is to be built in north Kent. Flanked by transport secretary Chris Grayling, she walked across derelict land on the Isle of Grain in a scene reminiscent of the Thatcher 'walk in the wilderness' on Teesside some 30 years ago.
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.
The new leadership of the Department of Communities and Local Government has struck a refreshingly pragmatic and fair-minded note with its early pronouncements on planning.
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Regenerating the outlying towns of Greater Manchester will be a priority for Labour's candidate Andy Burnham if he becomes the conurbation's mayor, the MP said this week.
Unease over proposals to devolve planning powers to a directly-elected North East mayor has surfaced following the collapse of a devolution deal for the region.
As the horse-trading necessary to bring into effect the government's devolution deals for English cities continues, planning is emerging as a bone of contention.
A government review of 'regional focus' is widely rumoured to be complementing the higher profile reformulation of industrial strategy.
For decades, the UK's poorest regions have benefited from billions of pounds of funding from the European Union (EU). The sums are vast.
Theresa May's prioritisation of a 'proper industrial strategy', and its elevation to headline prominence in Greg Clark's new Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a major opportunity for planners and their local growth colleagues.
Amidst the aftermath of the Brexit vote, much Planning comment has focused on potential changes in housing need, reductions in infrastructure funding, property/investment slumps, and what precise appetites a new government should have for continuing devolution.