Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Head of Planning Selby District Council Selby, North Yorkshire
- Senior & Principal Planning Officers Brent Council Aylesbury
- Manager for Development Management Bedford Borough Council Located in the Oxford-Cambridge corridor
- Transport Planners/Senior Transport Planners x 2 City of London London (Central), London (Greater)
Plans for what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings have been approved in Croydon, despite Greater London Authority (GLA) concerns over a 'wholly unacceptable' lack of affordable housing.
A planning inspector has granted permission for nearly 300 homes in Northumberland, after finding that the recent withdrawal of the authority's core strategy from examination and its lack of a five-year housing supply had left a 'vacuum', resulting in 'little planned basis on which to identify suitable locations for development'.
A new package of measures intended to simplify and speed up the compulsory purchase process has been introduced by the government.
A Cheshire council has declared five new zones where pollution exceeds government targets as a result of correcting air quality data that was underreported in mysterious circumstances, Planning can reveal.
The Essex authorities seeking to use new development corporation powers to deliver a string of garden communities believe that the status would help them assemble land and fend off speculative planning applications.
Government proposals to reduce the need for viability assessments by making clear that where local plan policy requirements have been tested for viability the issue should not be tested again at the application stage have puzzled experts, who believe the plans mirror the existing approach.
At very short notice I have been asked to assist the British Overseas Territories (OTs) of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with recovery planning post-Hurricane Irma.
Did a desire to manipulate the planning process cause Cheshire air quality data to be doctored, asks Catherine Early.
Policy: Brownfield Land Registers Data Standard: Preparing and Publishing a Register.
The challenges in making London the first National Park City can be overcome with careful planning, says Ben Kite.
Policy Summary: A reminder to planners to stay up-to-date with security risks when preparing policies
Policy: Chief planner's letter about security and planning.