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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.
Planning policies in London should be shaken up to allow some development on 'low-quality' green belt land as a way of boosting housing growth, according to a report for mayor Boris Johnson.1 comment
A new planning document intended to balance the demands of residential and commercial development around the Old Street street area in London's City Fringe has been published for consultation.
Plans for the London Borough of Croydon to become a 'Growth Zone' to accelerate regeneration in the district received a boost in yesterday's Autumn Statement.
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:
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
- Planner / Senior Planner - Development Control Osborne Richardson Oxford
- Principal Planning Policy Manager Matchtech Yorkshire and the Humber
- Planning Manager Marshall CDP Elland, West Yorkshire
- Planning Officer Bath & North East Somerset Council Bath, and North East Somerset
- Senior Planners / Principal Planners (Development Management) Regional Enterprise (re) Barnet (City/Town), London (Greater)
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.
Lord Heseltine and economics commentator Will Hutton head a list of senior figures from business and government who will be speaking at this year's Institute of Economic Development (IED) conference.