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Plans submitted for 1,400-home Luton urban extension

Plans submitted for 1,400-home Luton urban extension

Housebuilder Bloor Homes has submitted outline proposals for up to 1,400 homes on a site on the eastern edge of Luton.

Bradford strategy faces more delay after snap poll announcement

Bradford strategy faces more delay after snap poll announcement

Moves to take Bradford City Council's local plan core strategy to adoption face further delays following Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election.

Plans submitted for 4,500-home Corby urban extension

Plans submitted for 4,500-home Corby urban extension

Plans have been submitted for a 4,500-home urban extension on a 290-hectare site to the west of Corby in Northamptonshire.

Government announces four new infrastructure body commissioners

Government announces four new infrastructure body commissioners

The government has announced that Lord Adonis has been appointed as permanent chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and has appointed four new commissioners to the infrastructure advisory body.

Heseltine to address IED conference

Heseltine to address IED conference

Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, DCLG/BEIS Cities and Local Growth Unit director Tom Walker and Homes and Communities Agency North West director Danielle Gillespie speak at the Institute of Economic Development's North conference in Manchester on 10 May.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

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.

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

A fundamental flaw in the planning system is its almost complete inability to see into the future.

NSIP regime expansion leaves stage set for fireworks or a damp squib, by Angus Walker

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?

The demographic case for bucking the trends, by David Marlow

I recently contributed to a workshop where the Local Authority Chief Executive opened proceedings by posing a place making challenge in these terms.

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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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