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Plans approved for Ebbsfleet industrial scheme

Plans approved for Ebbsfleet industrial scheme

Plans have been approved for a 21,500 square metre employment scheme on a brownfield site within the area of the proposed Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent, after planners concluded that the development would 'stimulate and act as a catalyst for inward investment'.

Herts authority plans nil rate of CIL for green belt strategic site

Herts authority plans nil rate of CIL for green belt strategic site

A proposed 1,650-home strategic site in the Hertfordshire green belt would be exempted from Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges under proposals published for consultation by a local council earlier this week.

10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including Planning's coverage of the main political parties' 2017 election manifestos.

Why moves to curb the spread of second homes are gathering pace

Why moves to curb the spread of second homes are gathering pace

Practitioners believe that more neighbourhood groups could follow the example set by two Cornish neighbourhood plans endorsed by residents in local polls held earlier this month, which seek to use planning conditions to prevent new open market housing from being used as second homes.

Manifesto round-up: where the parties stand on five key planning issues

Manifesto round-up: where the parties stand on five key planning issues

This week the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have published their general election manifestos. We examine where the parties stand on five key planning issues, including Heathrow, HS2, housing numbers and the green belt.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

Council corporations may not find land that cheap, by Joey Gardiner

Amidst the furore accompanying the announcement of the snap election, a late-introduced line in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 that could fundamentally alter the way new towns are brought forward may have escaped your attention.

Mayors are powerful new players in planning, by Richard Garlick

Six significant new planning figures were created by last week's elections for city regional mayors.

Planning for post-Brexit wellbeing and quality of life, by David Marlow

With the housing white paper and the industrial strategy green paper, government set out clear strategic expectations on local government in general and planning services in particular.

What is inclusive growth, by Cliff Hague

What is inclusive growth, and how can good placemaking help deliver it?

Strategic planning is back in favour, by Catriona Riddell

The Housing White Paper's proposal for joint "strategic" plans is a clear indication of the government's desire for more effective planning across local authority boundaries.

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Summit highlights opportunities and challenges, by Richard Garlick

The Housing White Paper has presented planning authorities with new opportunities, but also some very serious challenges. That was a key message to emerge from this week's National Planning Summit, organised by Planning.

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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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