Stockport Council has fended off a bid from Liberal Democrat councillors to pull the authority out of the process for preparing a strategic plan for Greater Manchester.
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.
Greater Manchester's planning blueprint faces some significant hurdles, following concerns expressed by the front-runner for the conurbation's mayoralty and pressure from councillors to pull out of the process entirely.
Plans have been submitted for up to 950 new homes on a former green belt site in Oxfordshire.
The government has pledged its support for a new motorway junction on the M11, near Harlow in Essex, saying that the scheme will ensure that a new garden town can go ahead without overloading the local road network.1 comment
According to some well-connected sources, the housing white paper may have been published by the time you read this. If not, it is reported to be due to appear within days.1 comment
No doubt the report issued by the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) about the struggles faced by small housebuilders will have faded in your mind since Christmas.
'Be careful what you wish for' said the government's chief planner at a recent housing conference. Wise words from Steve Quartermain, so what should we wish for in 2017?2 comments
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.
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.
Contrary to some expectations, there was no housing white paper published as part of the Autumn Statement.
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.