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The government's industrial strategy should require all parts of the country to prepare sub-regional spatial plans and allow constrained urban areas to expand their boundaries, according to a new report endorsed by business secretary Greg Clark.1 comment
The government has agreed to a devolution deal with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, which includes an elected mayor with strategic planning powers and pledges to boost housing delivery and 'reform' planning services across the area.
The government has announced the latest allocations from its Local Growth Fund, including £12 million to help develop a new 'garden city in the Black Country', as part of its 'Midlands Engine Growth Strategy'.
Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has been sacked from his roles advising the government on a number of issues, including estate regeneration and industrial strategy, after rebelling over Brexit in the House of Lords.
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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.
Though there are few explicit references to the planning system, the government's new draft industrial strategy has significant implications for planners, experts say.
Plans to axe Scotland's system of city-regional plan-making are contained in a major consultation on changes to the country's planning system.
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.