Energy firm Cuadrilla has this week made its first community payment under a new scheme to provide local benefits in areas subject to shale gas exploration.
London's controversial 'Garden Bridge' project has been officially scrapped, the trust behind the scheme has announced today.
Proposals to boost green infrastructure in the revised London Plan, including more green roofs in new developments, are included in the mayor's draft environment strategy.
A Cheshire council that announced earlier this month that it was reviewing hundreds of planning decisions as a result of 'deliberate and systematic manipulation' of air quality data has concluded that no planning decisions were prejudiced by the false data.
The communities secretary has approved plans for four wind turbines on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent after concluding that it is 'difficult to understand' a council's refusal when the proposed site is located in an area it has identified as suitable for such development.
Details of a pollution-busting plan for Bristol - including four options for a potential clean air zone backed up by changes to planning policy - have been revealed.
If voters have had enough of "experts", where does this leave planners?
From 16 May, a new regime of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will come into force, based on a revised EIA Directive issued by the European Union.
The government's claim that it could not publish its draft air quality plan until after the election sounded suspect from the outset.
Last month, the Treasury published a consultation on its proposed Shale Wealth Fund. The fund, which would redistribute tax revenue from shale gas production, was originally expected to be paid to local councils, but the government now proposes to pay individual residents as well.
- Planning Manager Galliard Homes Loughton, Essex IG10 3TS
- Policy Officer (Planning) Westminster City Council City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
- Principal Planning Policy Officer Westminster City Council City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
- Planning Officers/Technicians Northumberland County Council Northumberland
- CIL / S106 Infrastructure Planning Officers Lewis Davey London (Greater)
Council planners will come under pressure to take more notice of air quality considerations under the government's action plan to tackle nitrogen dioxide emissions, experts predict.
The mayor of London's draft transport strategy could reshape patterns of development over time, says Matthew Mainstone.
Steps to streamline the planning process for the deployment of rapidly-evolving energy storage technology follow confusion over how such schemes should be treated in the planning regime.
A Surrey council is piloting a streamlined licensing system to ease conflicts over protected newt habitats, John Geoghegan reports.