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Council to continue to press for garden village CIL charge

Council to continue to press for garden village CIL charge

A Warwickshire council has resolved to continue to recommend a £75 per square metre Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge for residential development at a prospective garden village, despite a consultants' report recommending that the site should be zero-rated for CIL.

Three reasons to attend Brexit summit

Three reasons to attend Brexit summit

We highlight what you could gain from attending next week's Post-Brexit Planning And Economic Development Conference in London.

How Hammond is seeking to use roads cash to unlock homes

How Hammond is seeking to use roads cash to unlock homes

Autumn Statement announcements make clear that, instead of repairing existing road, ministers are focused on using roads funding to pump prime other types of development.

What the removal of a block on Birmingham's local plan means for plan-makers

What the removal of a block on Birmingham's local plan means for plan-makers

The six-month holding direction on Birmingham's local plan has delayed planning and development proposals in the city region, but other authorities should not be deterred from reviewing their green belt boundaries, experts say.

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Plan to create Essex 'garden communities' delivery vehicle moves ahead

Plan to create Essex 'garden communities' delivery vehicle moves ahead

Plans have moved forward for the creation of development vehicle to deliver three possible 'garden communities' in north Essex.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

Will depot mistake derail Old Oak Common vision, by Joey Gardiner

Ever since former London mayor Boris Johnson set up Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) last year, the body has been touting its scheme as the UK's largest regeneration project.

Planning for globalisation in the Brexit era, by David Marlow

How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.

Chancellor's cautious but positive statement, by Richard Garlick

Contrary to some expectations, there was no housing white paper published as part of the Autumn Statement.

We need to make the most of shovel-ready regeneration, by Chris Brown

As the Chancellor hunts for ways to inject growth into the economy, it seems likely he will be considering a variety of housing initiatives such as Build to Rent, Custom Build and shovel-ready projects.

Consultants' mood is optimistic, but not as positive as it was last year, by Richard Garlick

Twenty years ago, when we published the first edition of the Planning Consultancy Survey, the firm that topped the leading employers' table was Grimley, with a staff of 40 chartered town planners.

End of appeal route leaves little room for renegotiation, by Jamie Carpenter

Earlier this year, the government surprised many in the sector by announcing that a temporary appeal mechanism to allow developers to challenge affordable housing obligations was to be killed off.

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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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