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A planning application has been submitted for a new 2.2-kilometre mass transit system linking Luton Airport Parkway rail station with Luton Airport.
The government has announced the creation of a new enterprise zone in Leicestershire.
Plans for a new junction on the M49 near Bristol that would provide a motorway connection into a strategically important employment location have taken a step forward with the selection of a preferred option for the scheme by roads body Highways England.
Detailed proposals for station locations along the proposed route of an extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle have been published by mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL).
The most interesting point about the white paper was that despite the delays, it was not fully formed.1 comment
2016 turned many previous assumptions upside down. If New Year provides a brief moment for reflection, what 2016 global mega-trends need to be considered before the hard detailed work of strategic local planning recommences in earnest?
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.
- Director of Planning Peter Brett Associates City of Bristol
- Service Manager – Development Management Wigan Council Wigan, Greater Manchester
- Planner/Senior Planner Peter Brett Associates Bristol, London, Manchester, Reading
- Principal Planning Officer - Development Management - West Sussex Vivid Resourcing West Sussex
- Associate Director (Bournemouth) Terence O'Rourke Ltd Bournemouth
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.
Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.
Removing the barriers created by borders has been a fundamental part of the European Union's work.
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.