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Greater Manchester council stays on board strategic framework process

Greater Manchester council stays on board strategic framework process

Stockport Council has fended off a bid from Liberal Democrat councillors to pull the authority out of the process for preparing a strategic plan for Greater Manchester.

Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Plans to axe Scotland's system of city-regional plan-making are contained in a major consultation on changes to the country's planning system.

How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

Greater Manchester's planning blueprint faces some significant hurdles, following concerns expressed by the front-runner for the conurbation's mayoralty and pressure from councillors to pull out of the process entirely.

Plans submitted for 950 homes on former Oxfordshire green belt site

Plans submitted for 950 homes on former Oxfordshire green belt site

Plans have been submitted for up to 950 new homes on a former green belt site in Oxfordshire.

DfT announces backing for new M11 motorway junction

DfT announces backing for new M11 motorway junction

The government has pledged its support for a new motorway junction on the M11, near Harlow in Essex, saying that the scheme will ensure that a new garden town can go ahead without overloading the local road network.

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Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

Javid needs to show the determination to implement his planning vision, Richard Garlick

According to some well-connected sources, the housing white paper may have been published by the time you read this. If not, it is reported to be due to appear within days.

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There is a problem with allocations of small sites, by Joey Gardiner

No doubt the report issued by the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) about the struggles faced by small housebuilders will have faded in your mind since Christmas.

Fund garden towns via forced sales, by Graeme Bell

'Be careful what you wish for' said the government's chief planner at a recent housing conference. Wise words from Steve Quartermain, so what should we wish for in 2017?

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Will depot mistake derail Old Oak Common vision, by Joey Gardiner

Ever since former London mayor Boris Johnson set up Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) last year, the body has been touting its scheme as the UK's largest regeneration project.

Planning for globalisation in the Brexit era, by David Marlow

How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.

Chancellor's cautious but positive statement, by Richard Garlick

Contrary to some expectations, there was no housing white paper published as part of the Autumn Statement.

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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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