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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.
Lord Heseltine has urged the new government that emerges after the general election to embrace the devolution agenda, warning that a failure to renew the Local Growth Fund would be a 'serious diminution' of the process.
A housebuilder has warned that a government proposal to speed up housing delivery by allowing councils to take an applicant's track record for housing delivery into account could block new firms from entering the market.
Speakers at a major economic development conference in Manchester tomorrow will discuss the opportunities presented by forthcoming transport infrastructure.
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.
Removing the barriers created by borders has been a fundamental part of the European Union's work.
- Director of Planning- Manchester Peter Brett Associates Greater Manchester
- Planning Officer- Strategic Planner Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Southend-on-Sea
- Senior Infrastructure Planner - Thames Tideway Tunnel Macdonald & Co London (Central), London (Greater)
- Principal Planner - Development Management Osborne Richardson South West London
- Senior Planner - Development Management Osborne Richardson Lambeth
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.
Six significant new planning figures were created by last week's elections for city regional mayors.
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.
It is good news, if somewhat belated, that Philip McCann's diagnosis of the UK regional problem is getting widespread exposure and debate.