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A group of enterprise zones remain without simplified planning regimes, 18 months after concerns were raised about take-up, Planning has learned.
Consideration should be given to simplifying the planning process within enterprise zones through the introduction of measures similar to Simplified Planning Zones, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers has urged.
Enterprise zones have created fewer than a quarter of the jobs that the government had initially estimated they would generate by 2015, according to figures published today by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Plans for more than 1,000 homes and 300,000 square metres of business space in East London's Royal Docks have been given the green light.
Senior figures from two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) have warned that the planning system is acting as a brake on growth and that existing tools to speed the passage of development proposals are insufficient.
David Marlow: 'Government's penchant for shallow PR over serious local growth policy and practice is exposed yet again with its launch of the University Enterprise Zone 'competition' earlier this week'. More
Local enterprise partnerships will become integral to economic development under the Government's enterprise zones policy, says Alexandra Jones.
The next ten years will be the age of well-connected places that embrace growth, says Jon Rouse
Localism Bill may be less development-friendly than ministers think, says Richard Garlick
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The threat of developers bypassing residents' plans was among the issues that emerged at this year's Northern Growth Summit, says Richard Garlick.
Earlier this year, Liverpool broke ranks and enthusiastically embraced the government's city mayoral agenda. But did the city secure a good deal, Adam Branson asks its first executive mayor.
To ensure that Teesside's enterprise zone opened this month with eased planning rules, the director in charge of this process says its economic body had to work fast, reports Adam Branson.
Rather than castigate planners as a drag on the economy, the Scottish National Party vowed to use planning to boost economic growth after its election victory last May. John Geoghegan assesses its progress over a busy nine months.