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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'.
Receipts from London mayoral development tariffs intended to fund the Crossrail infrastructure project are 'on track' to raise a £600 million target by March 2019, a review has concluded.
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.
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.
A government review of 'regional focus' is widely rumoured to be complementing the higher profile reformulation of industrial strategy.
Where is the strategic planning fuel for the Midlands Engine (and Northern Powerhouse), by David Marlow
One of the signature moments at the launch of the 'Midlands Engine' prospectus for growth on Friday December 4th came when the leader of Derbyshire County Council challenged the secretary of state for business innovation and skills (BIS) - Sajid Javid. "Does government want the Midlands Engine to be Formula One or will it end up as 'Wacky Races'?"
On the cusp of a spending review expected to be 'brutal', the need to engage proactively, in innovative ways, with successful local 'anchor institutions' is acute.
The chancellor held back his major planning announcements until after the deadline for this week's edition.
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Supporters of proposals to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy with a low-level charge say that new figures demonstrating the success of a pan-London levy set up to raise funds for the Crossrail project serve to bolster rather than undermine their case.
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.