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Chancellor George Osborne has said the government will be inviting bids for a new wave of enterprise zones across the north of England as part of a 'radical new model of city government'.
The London Borough of Newham has granted outline permission for a 27-hectare mixed-use waterfront redevelopment at Silvertown in east London's Royal Docks, comprising plans for up to 3,000 homes.
Experts have said a new transport strategy for the north of England could affect local plans, which may need updating to take into account the economic activity and housing growth resulting from the proposals.
A new enterprise zone for Blackpool, announced yesterday in the Budget, may focus on economic incentives rather than the relaxation of planning rules, the area's local authority has suggested.
The government needs to do more to work with councils to devolve more powers over spending and regeneration, the head of development and environment at a London borough has said.
The post-election torrent of devolution announcements and proposals provides a challenging context for strategic planners.
The limitations of 'duty to cooperate' have long been described by this blog, amongst others.
Assiduous readers of this blog will know, at this time of year I try to combine historic reflections, a look to the future, with some seasonal cheer and humour.
While in Philadelphia recently for the annual conference of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning I was able to make a trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey, a place famous for its use of casinos as a driver for urban regeneration.
In a 2012 Olympics anniversary celebration a few weeks ago, 5,000 runners high-fived Sir Chris Hoy in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as kids splashed in water fountains.
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Plans to regenerate a long-derelict 25-hectare site in east London's Royal Docks could finally get off the ground thanks to a proposed Crossrail station and a planning deal between the developer and local authority.
The Institute of Economic Development's annual conference took place in west London earlier this month. Here are five things we learned about planning and economic development at the event:
A group of enterprise zones remain without simplified planning regimes, 18 months after concerns were raised about take-up, Planning has learned.
The government's promise of greater devolved powers for Scotland has been matched by a pledge to empower English city-regions. Richard Garlick assesses the implications.