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More planning powers could be devolved to the capital and a new 'London Land Commission' will be established to deliver more development on brownfield sites, under measures outlined in a 'long term economic plan' for the capital, unveiled by the chancellor and the London mayor today.
Industrial land in the capital is being converted to residential use at twice the rate identified in the capital's strategic planning document, a report by a London Assembly member has warned.
A senior Planning Inspectorate official has warned that the government is becoming increasingly exasperated with the pace at which local plans are being delivered.4 comments
A masterplan for the Snow Hill area of Birmingham which includes proposals for 4,000 new homes and 200,000 square metres of office space has been unveiled by the city's council.
A new link road at Burgess Hill in West Sussex which would help enable housing development in the area is among the projects to receive funding in the latest tranche of allocations from the government's Local Growth Fund.
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.
David Marlow: 'Congratulations to both government, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and local partners for achieving the 'heroic' (my words) and historic announcement on 7th July 2014 of 39 Local Growth Deals.' More
- Regeneration Theme Lead East Hampshire District Council Petersfield, Hampshire
- Planner MJ Gleeson Group Plc Fleet, Hampshire
- Planning Enforcement Officer Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Rotherham, South Yorkshire
- Senior Development Planner Hume Planning Consultancy Sandwich, Kent
- Head of Planning Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council Kent
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.
Authorities in Greater Manchester have started preparing what would be England's first statutory development plan for a city-region, with proposals to almost treble its current rate of housebuilding.