The government will use additional infrastructure funding to unlock growth and help more evenly distribute economic prosperity across the country, according to its industrial strategy, published yesterday.
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for plans to build a single wind turbine within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), ruling that the benefits of the proposal would be outweigh by harm to the AONB and the setting of a number of heritage assets.
Owners of surface coal mines could have to pay £500 per site visit by local authorities for monitoring mining permissions under proposals in a consultation published today.
Candidates for May's Greater Manchester mayoral election have clashed over the city-region's draft spatial framework, with Labour's Andy Burnham calling for a 'radical rewrite' that results in a 'substantial' reduction in green belt loss and Lib Dem candidate Jane Brophy calling for the plan to be axed entirely.1 comment
A national policy statement (NPS) should be produced to help assess tidal energy schemes and to designate suitable sites for such projects, according to a government-commissioned review which has backed the case for an already-consented scheme in Swansea Bay.
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.
Two consultation documents, published recently by the devolved Scottish and Welsh governments, serve as a reminder that Britain will remain a full member of the European Union (EU) for some time to come, despite June's vote in favour of Brexit.
A Court of Appeal ruling on a wind farm proposal in South Northamptonshire may not have provided the developers with the result they wanted, |but it does provide a steer on the scope for lobbying ministers making quasi-judicial decisions, including the determination of planning appeals.
A tension is building on the subject of flexibility in permissions, with the promoters of nationally significant infrastructure projects on one side, and those affected by projects and the Planning Inspectorate on the other.
Planners may be about to be hit by a tsunami of planning applications to install energy efficiency measures. And, bizarrely, many of the applicants will be seeking a refusal. And this could happen every five years!1 comment
We report in this week's edition that communities secretary Greg Clark has personally turned down eight solar farm schemes since the end of November.
- Strategic Lead Fareham Borough Council Fareham, Hampshire
- Town Planning Vacancies London Legacy Development Corporation London (East), London (Greater)
- Associate Director (Bournemouth) Terence O'Rourke Ltd Bournemouth
- Planner (London) Terence O'Rourke Ltd London
- Senior Compliance & Enforcement Officer Ashfield District Council Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
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Planning rules based on European law are likely to take many years to change despite the Brexit vote, a London conference organised by Planning heard yesterday. Here are three key messages to emerge from the event.
Commentators say that major infrastructure schemes could face closer scrutiny of air quality impacts and greater vulnerability to legal challenge following a court judgement that ruled that the government's air quality plan (AQP) is unlawful.
An assessment of the UK's needs being drawn up by the government's infrastructure adviser will consider the interactions between housing and infrastructure, but is unlikely to take the form of a national spatial plan.