Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Director of Planning- Manchester Peter Brett Associates Greater Manchester
- Planning Officer- Strategic Planner Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Southend-on-Sea
- Principal Planner - Development Management Osborne Richardson South West London
- Senior Planner - Development Management Osborne Richardson Lambeth
- Planning Officer (Policy) Waverley Borough Council Godalming, Surrey
Almost two-thirds of councils say the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF's) viability test has thwarted their ability to secure adequate affordable housing for their area, according to a new survey.1 comment
The 'rhetoric of community empowerment and engagement and the reality on the ground is a cause of great frustration' for communities, a report on barriers to community engagement in planning has concluded.
A High Court judge has told a group of travellers who unlawfully occupied an area of green belt land in Surrey to leave the site within 14 days.
Plans have been submitted for 756-home development, including a 40-storey tower, on the northern edge of Manchester city centre.
Practitioners believe that more neighbourhood groups could follow the example set by two Cornish neighbourhood plans endorsed by residents in local polls held earlier this month, which seek to use planning conditions to prevent new open market housing from being used as second homes.
Amidst the furore accompanying the announcement of the snap election, a late-introduced line in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 that could fundamentally alter the way new towns are brought forward may have escaped your attention.
The government has now confirmed 24 garden cities, towns and villages. But what support is it offering and how are these schemes progressing on the ground, Rob Smith asks.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the absence of a five-year supply of deliverable sites should render out of date only those policies dealing with the numbers and distribution of housing and not those which seek to restrict housing.
The government's new brownfield registers may have an impact on already stretched council resources, says James Waterhouse.1 comment
Policy: Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans: Technical Guidance for Local Authorities.
The continued growth in basement developments presents a number of challenges for planners, says Nicola Insley.