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Aylesbury Vale local plan publication timetable slips

Aylesbury Vale local plan publication timetable slips

A Buckinghamshire council has announced that it is delaying the publication of its local plan due to the need for extra time to complete 'a critical piece' of the plan's evidence base.

Bedfordshire authority's draft plan explores green belt release options

Bedfordshire authority's draft plan explores green belt release options

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.

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

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.

What the new minister's record reveals about his view of planning

What the new minister's record reveals about his view of planning

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.

Tougher parking restrictions mooted in London mayor's draft transport plan

Tougher parking restrictions mooted in London mayor's draft transport plan

Plans to introduce tougher car parking restrictions in new developments in London, including making those best-served by public transport completely car-free, have been revealed in the mayor's new draft transport strategy.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

The planning priorities set out in an unusual Queen's Speech, by Richard Garlick

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.

The government's policy-making will be seriously constrained, by Richard Garlick

The play This House, which recently finished a long run at the Garrick Theatre, must be one of the most unlikely ever West End hits, given that its subject matter is life in the parliamentary whips' offices in the mid-1970s.

Bursting the neoliberal planning myths, by Chris Brown

I've been struck by how planning and housing have been pushed into the background of the latter stages of the general election by debates around Brexit, austerity and security.

Return of urban renewal as mayors dodge tough calls, by Joey Gardiner

It's now nearly two decades since architect Richard Rogers started the study that produced the concept of urban renaissance.

Local planners can help companies boost Brexit Britain, by David Marlow

With all local leadership teams desperate to attract and retain high growth companies in their area, the May publications of the London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) "1000 companies to inspire Britain", and the "EY UK Attractiveness Survey 2017" are well worth a read.

Take us back to creative planning, by Catriona Riddell

As local authorities await the government's new methodology for calculating housing needs, with many councils suspending progress on their local plans, it strikes me how much plan-making is all about numbers now.

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Growth and Infrastructure Act: a primer

Growth and Infrastructure Act: a primer

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.

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