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Planning applications to install the first tranche of the ultramodern kiosks that BT intends to use to replace traditional phone boxes on the high street have been submitted to a central London borough.
Autumn Statement announcements make clear that, instead of repairing existing road, ministers are focused on using roads funding to pump prime other types of development.
Transport projects that enable the delivery of 'vital new housing developments' are in line for cash from a new £1.1 billion fund to tackle congestion and deliver local road and public transport network improvements, the transport secretary has said.
The increased investment in infrastructure promised in the chancellor's Autumn Statement is a consequence of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a senior academic said last week.
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.
First up, news reaches Diary of a twist in the tale of the Carlton Tavern, the London pub that was last year demolished by a developer without planning permission, prompting an order for its rebuilding.
It is good news, if somewhat belated, that Philip McCann's diagnosis of the UK regional problem is getting widespread exposure and debate.
Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.
Planning rules based on European law are likely to take many years to change despite the Brexit vote, a London conference organised by Planning heard yesterday. Here are three key messages to emerge from the event.
Speakers at last week's Institute for Economic Development (IED) Annual Conference stressed the importance of planning and housebuilding in boosting local economic growth.
Greater Manchester authorities have won plaudits for agreeing a draft spatial framework, but face criticism from a mayoral candidate, housebuilders and landowners over the plan's approach to green belt release.
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.
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.
For decades, the UK's poorest regions have benefited from billions of pounds of funding from the European Union (EU). The sums are vast.