Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Basingstoke, Hampshire
- Senior Planning Policy Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Senior Housing Delivery Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Planning Officer - Graduate/Officer/Senior/Principal Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Planning Inspector (Planning Enforcement Team) Westminster City Council City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
The absence from the Queen's Speech of any promised legislation to make compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) easier for councils to use could hamper planning authorities ability to drive housing delivery, according to the organisation that represents senior planning officers.
A Bedfordshire council is set to open consultation on plans for up to 30,000 homes over the next 20 years, including potential releases of green belt land to accommodate unmet need from Luton.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has blasted Wandsworth Council after members voted through a change to the section 106 deal for the huge Battersea Power Station project that has deleted 250 promised affordable homes from earlier phases of the project and made them subject to an end-of-scheme viability review.
Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.
If the man travelling to St Ives in the nursery rhyme is planning to buy a new second home there with any or all of his seven wives, he has another thing coming.
With the future of the new government looking so uncertain, it was hard to take this week's Queen's Speech as seriously as usual.
Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar
Alok Sharma may be a largely unknown quantity in planning circles, but some clues can be gleaned from his past record as to how he will approach the role of housing and planning minister.
Policy: The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017.
This landmark judgement should not be viewed by councils as a way to resist housing applications, says Simon Coop.
Policy: Implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems on New Developments - Consultation document.