A plan to demolish vacant buildings to make way for a development involving 616 student rooms, offices, a cafe and an exhibition space in the heart of London's financial district has been given the go-ahead.
Reports that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn 'has called for Britain's pseudo-public spaces to be reclaimed from corporate interests' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
The Welsh Government has been urged to bring forward 'long overdue' planning reforms to support mobile communications infrastructure in rural Wales.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has signalled his support for the Crossrail 2 project, but said that the government now wants half of the flagship scheme's costs paid for up-front by London.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a report has found that a third of authorities in the South East and East of England regions do not have a five-year housing land supply.
Back in 2014, when Alex Morton was leading on housing policy in Downing Street, the former coalition government announced plans for a £3.5 million project to pilot 'development benefits' - financial payments to households with the aim of reducing opposition to new homes.
It is going to be a very busy summer for local authorities as the government moves forward with implementing the Housing White Paper.
One of the cornerstones of the Planning Act 2008 regime that governs the determination of applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is its relatively fixed timescales.
The past week has seen some important announcements from the Department of Communities and Local Government, as it seeks to re-energise its housebuilding drive after the shock of the general election result.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge against the secretary of state's decision to grant a development consent order (DCO) for a hazardous waste landfill facility in the Lancashire green belt.
Only time will tell if the publication this month of Office for National Statistics 2016 mid-year UK population estimates (MYEs) will be a turning point in recent trends in population growth.
- Planning Consultant Macdonald & Co London (central)
- Principal Planner (Development Management) Fareham Borough Council Fareham, Hampshire
- Director of Planning and Regulatory Services Maldon District Council Essex
- Principal Planning Officer (Policy) Bracknell Forest Borough Council Bracknell, Berkshire
- Senior Planner Durrants Ltd Diss, Norfolk
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.