Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Service Director Planning and Economic Growth Luton Borough Council Luton Borough Council
- Planning Enforcement Team Leader London Borough of Hounslow Hounslow (London Borough), London (Greater)
- Director of Planning Peter Brett Associates City of Bristol
- Service Manager – Development Management Wigan Council Wigan, Greater Manchester
- Planner/Senior Planner Peter Brett Associates Bristol, London, Manchester, Reading
Scottish ministers have blocked plans for 300 homes on prime agricultural land in Angus, agreeing with the recommendations of a reporter who concluded that it would not be in the public interest to develop the site for housing contrary to development plan policy.
News that a House of Lords select committee report has called for the government to vary the pace of carbon emission reductions in order to prioritise energy projects that 'keep the lights on' features in today's newspaper round-up.
More than one in three homes given the go-ahead in London are not built after planning permission is granted, according to research published today.
EXCLUSIVE: The authorities performing worst against the government's new housing delivery test include a group of London boroughs, a number of districts with green belt constraints, as well as authorities with tightly drawn boundaries which are seeking to work with their neighbours to address housing need across wider areas, two assessments suggest.1 comment
This month's Housing White Paper included a suite of measures designed to speed up the rate at which developers build out planning permissions.
The Housing White Paper's move to densify development reverses a direction set by the coalition government. Experts welcome the flexibility of the approach. But some highlight potential threats to design quality, while others question the extent of its impact.
Ministers' proposals to codify the very special circumstances test for amending green belt boundaries have been broadly welcomed by practitioners, though few expect that it will lead to any substantial redrawing of boundaries to open up sites for development.
David Dewar looks at five of the most important planning issues that are still unresolved following the Housing White Paper's publication.
Policy: Proposals to Amend Neighbourhood Planning and Design Policies in the Housing White Paper.
The Scottish government's planning reforms package could speed up decisions but carries potential risks, says Alastair Wood.
Changes to environmental impact assessment rules could produce new burdens for councils and developers, James Alflatt predicts.