What now for the Community Infrastructure Levy, after the Budget response to recommendations to scale it back?
Proposed changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy designed to enable charging authorities to capture a greater slice of the land value uplift arising when permission is granted risk adding further levels of complexity to the system, according to experts.
Five key implications arising from this week's Autumn Budget, including concerns that the measures could increase the workload of local authority planners and fears that proposals could undermine faith in the development plan system.
Further planning policy reforms signalled in this week's Budget as part of the government's expanded target for new home creation have drawn a cautious reaction from the industry.
Central government imposing elected mayors in areas without popular support risks alienating people from the democratic process, political commentator Matthew Parris has warned.
Planning inspectors have have told two councils that it was 'not appropriate' for them 'to jump to conclusions' after they published an email suggesting that the inspectors had not raised any 'fundamental' objections to their draft local plans.
Europe's major tourist cities are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of Airbnb and similar accommodation sharing platforms.
With the government's long overdue follow up to the industrial strategy green paper imminent, the release of the final report of the Industrial Strategy Commission provides a strong scene-setting lens through which to consider the government's eventual policy and funding announcements. What are the potential implications for local planning authorities?
Delays in decision-making on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) used to be an exceptional circumstance. Only one of the first 42 decisions missed the three month decision deadline. But suddenly they are becoming commonplace.
Since the government's latest consultation on measures to boost housing supply in England, Planning for the right homes in the right places, there has been a lot of debate about the proposed new methodology for assessing housing need.
The 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.
Fifty years ago I started my first job in planning. I left London in the swinging sixties and headed back to my native North East to see if I would enjoy working at a particular coalface, then called town and country planning.
- Graduate Planner Allen & York Ltd London
- Consultation Manager Allen & York Ltd London
- 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)
On 6 September 2012 the government announced a fresh wave of planning reforms aimed at stimulating the housing market and driving economic growth. This page collates all the key events as details on the reforms.