The government's industrial strategy should require all parts of the country to prepare sub-regional spatial plans and allow constrained urban areas to expand their boundaries, according to a new report endorsed by business secretary Greg Clark.1 comment
Historic England has announced the creation of ten new 'Heritage Action Zones' which will receive specialist support on heritage matters from the government watchdog.
The Greater London Authority's strategic planning manager Colin Wilson is among the speakers confirmed for a major planning conference in London next week.
Guidance published today confirms the details of provisions which from next month will allow housing associated with major infrastructure projects to be considered as part of the fast-track nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime, including a 500-home limit on the number of units that could be granted consent under the mechanism.
Sufficient brownfield sites have been identified in Leeds to accommodate almost 20,000 new homes by 2028, the city's council has said.
From 6 April 2017, it will be possible to include up to 500 houses in an application for a nationally significant infrastructure project, or crucially, a business or commercial project using the same regime. Will this mark a step-change in the use of development consent orders (DCOs), or will it remain an intriguing possibility?
I recently contributed to a workshop where the Local Authority Chief Executive opened proceedings by posing a place making challenge in these terms.
Why do built environment professionals create places that contribute to preventable diseases and early death, despite evidence? A question that framed the built environment advisory body Design Council CABE's submission to a competition run by campaigners Social Change UK.
For the first half of this decade, the prospect of local government reorganisation appeared to be a non-starter. Ahead of the 2010 general election, Sir Eric Pickles - who went on to serve as communities secretary from 2010 to 2015 - declared he would keep a 'pearl-handled' revolver waiting for anyone suggesting another local government reorganisation.
In a book published a couple of years ago, the former Labour home secretary Charles Clarke explored the concept of the 'too difficult box'. The book's chapters examine seemingly intractable issues such as social care funding, pensions and media regulation, which politicians are unable to crack.
Professor Sir Robert Grieve was the most venerated Scottish planner since 1945.
- Principal Urban Design Officer Guildford Borough Council Guildford, Surrey
- Head of Planning and Development Ashford Borough Council Ashford
- Lead Planning Officer Cumbria County Council Cumbria
- Development Control and Countryside Manager Cumbria County Council Cumbria
- Planning Officer (policy) Christchurch and East Dorset Councils Dorset
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.