Plans for what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings have been approved in Croydon, despite Greater London Authority (GLA) concerns over a 'wholly unacceptable' lack of affordable housing.
A new package of measures intended to simplify and speed up the compulsory purchase process has been introduced by the government.
The Essex authorities seeking to use new development corporation powers to deliver a string of garden communities believe that the status would help them assemble land and fend off speculative planning applications.
Experts have raised questions over the robustness of the methodology proposed in last week's long-awaited consultation into a standardised method of calculating local authorities' housing need, and asked whether communities secretary Sajid Javid has the stomach for a seemingly inevitable political fight.
Consultancy Indigo has opened a new office in Birmingham.
Success of housing need method rests on plan to strengthen cooperation between neighbours, by Jamie Carpenter
A few months later than promised, we now know the details of the government's plans to simplify the process for assessing housing need.1 comment
It is universally acknowledged that the challenges facing planning departments up and down the country are vast.
Six years ago, the publication of the draft version of the National Planning Policy Framework for consultation unleashed a storm of protest.
The tension between the government's twin policy aims of housing delivery and localism has been well documented.
Last month, while many if not most planning professionals were on holiday, London mayor Sadiq Khan published the final version of his affordable housing and viability supplementary planning guidance (SPG).
Whilst your feature (see related articles, below) about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) spend is fair in the circumstances, it underlines the basic weakness of CIL as compared with the Milton Keynes Tariff, from which it was derived.
- Senior Urban Design Officer Guildford Borough Council Guildford, Surrey
- Senior Planning Policy Officer South Oxfordshire District Council & Vale of White Horse District Council Oxfordshire
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Head of Planning Selby District Council Selby, North Yorkshire
- Senior & Principal Planning Officers Brent Council Aylesbury
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.