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Plans to formally establish a mayoral development corporation responsible for approximately 1,820 hectares of land to the south of the River Tees have taken a step forward after receiving backing from the Tees Valley's new mayor and cabinet members at the area's combined authority.
Heritage body Historic England is to roll out its Heritage Action Zones initiative and has asked for partnerships across the country to come forward with proposals for new designations with 'a particular focus' on housing.
National planning policy needs to be urgently reviewed to provide a 'positive environment' for business investment, a report produced by consultancy Turley argues.1 comment
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.
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.
- Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Basingstoke, Hampshire
- Senior Planning Policy Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Senior Housing Delivery Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Planning Officer - Graduate/Officer/Senior/Principal Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Planning Inspector (Planning Enforcement Team) Westminster City Council City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
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.
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
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.