Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Strategic Lead Fareham Borough Council Fareham, Hampshire
- Town Planning Vacancies London Legacy Development Corporation London (East), London (Greater)
- Associate Director (Bournemouth) Terence O'Rourke Ltd Bournemouth
- Planner (London) Terence O'Rourke Ltd London
- Senior Compliance & Enforcement Officer Ashfield District Council Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
The government has signalled that it does not intend to back down over its recent move to strengthen neighbourhood plans, rejecting the grounds of a legal challenge threatened by a group of developers in a letter seen by Planning.2 comments
Councillors in Sussex last week approved plans for a regeneration scheme incorporating a tower block which would be Worthing's tallest building.
Reports that 'adoring residents' will today celebrate the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes feature in today's newspaper round-up.
A High Court judge has backed a Wiltshire council's planning consent for 90 new holiday lodges at a country park.
The Tory peer who has launched legal action in a bid to overturn the communities secretary's decision to allow a scheme comprising 50 homes in East Sussex has said that the approval has 'destroyed' a village's neighbourhood plan and 'destroyed people's trust in fair government'.
Local consultation and cooperation has brought a 416 home development to fruition in the South Downs. David Dewar reports.
Plans to axe Scotland's system of city-regional plan-making are contained in a major consultation on changes to the country's planning system.
When does a duty to give reasons for granting planning permission apply? The legal position is increasingly convoluted, despite the government decision in 2013 to remove the specific duty for councils to summarise reasons for approval on each permission.
New funding for large-scale schemes is good news but longer-term measures are also needed, say Dominick Veasey and Fay Goodson.
The city-region framework's focus on a few large sites could present challenges, says Gary Halman.
Policy: Shale Exploration - Support for Mineral Planning Authorities