Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Planners North Norfolk District Council Norfolk
- Career Grade Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Deputy Team Leader (Development Management) Brent Council Wembley, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet, Somerset
The secretary of state should step in to designate locations for new and expanded settlements in the 'brain belt' spanning Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes should the government and local authorities in the area fail to reach agreement, the government's infrastructure adviser has recommended.
Westminster City Council has this week announced a delay to the programme for revising its key planning blueprint, attributing the decision to new national and mayoral policy announcements on housing.
Only one in five planning consultants believe increased application fee rates will improve local authority performance, according to this year's Planning Consultancy Survey.
A legal challenge has been lodged against London mayor Sadiq Khan's flagship affordable housing policy, it has emerged today.
Air quality is becoming a source of contention in planning decisions far more frequently, developing into an issue of increasing importance in a growing number of local disputes as well as affecting major infrastructure projects, according to experts.
Away from the main conference hall and the Prime Minister's mishap-strewn speech, one of the most compelling scenes to witness at last month's Conservative Party conference was the hard time given to the communities secretary by his own councillors over the use of viability assessments in the planning system.
Despite gloomy economic expectations, consultants report continued high growth in demand for advice on housing. John Geoghegan reports.
Leading consultants reflect on which sectors have shown growth and decline in this year's consultancy survey. Adam Branson reports.
Policy Summary: Regulations aiming to clear the way for across-the-board increase in application fees
Policy: Draft Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
The requirement to provide neighbourhood housing need figures could further stretch under-pressure planners, warns Sean Lewis.
Policy: Planning Delivery Advice: Build-To-Rent