Growth & Infrastructure Act

News and in-depth coverage of the government's Growth and Infrastructue Act.

Page Title RSS feed

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act News

Plans for 68-storey tower in Croydon town centre given go-ahead

Plans for 68-storey tower in Croydon town centre given go-ahead

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.

Government introduces measures to speed up compulsory purchase

Government introduces measures to speed up compulsory purchase

A new package of measures intended to simplify and speed up the compulsory purchase process has been introduced by the government.

How four Essex councils are seeking to deploy new development powers

How four Essex councils are seeking to deploy new development powers

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.

The implications of the proposed standard housing need formula

The implications of the proposed standard housing need formula

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.

Indigo opens Birmingham office

Indigo opens Birmingham office

Consultancy Indigo has opened a new office in Birmingham.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

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

How low-cost planning might look, by Catriona Riddell

It is universally acknowledged that the challenges facing planning departments up and down the country are vast.

Housing need consultation will be a test of the government's mettle, by Jamie Carpenter

Six years ago, the publication of the draft version of the National Planning Policy Framework for consultation unleashed a storm of protest.

Legal Viewpoint: Ruling supports conditions to boost local economies

The tension between the government's twin policy aims of housing delivery and localism has been well documented.

The mayor's criteria for fast track schemes are testing, but not unfeasible, by Richard Garlick

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).

Letter: CIL article underlines basic flaw in levy system

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.

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs

Growth and Infrastructure Act In Depth

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.

Development plans

Policy Tracker