IED Annual Conference 2014 News
Officials expect controversial new rules allowing the conversion of offices into housing without the need for planning permission to deliver 32,000 new homes across the country, the government's chief planner has revealed.
Further planning reforms can be expected in next month's Autumn Statement, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)'s chief planner has signalled.
Developers dislike numerous aspects of the fixed-rate levy that many councils impose on planning permissions, but would struggle to identify an alternative method of setting their contributions to infrastructure, according to the industry's umbrella group.3 comments
The move towards greater English devolution is now 'unstoppable' following the Scottish independence referendum, according to Lord Heseltine.
High-density transport networks between and within cities are vital for successful urban growth, experts told the Institute of Economic Development (IED) Annual Conference.
Businesses and the economic development professionals that support them are operating in an unfriendly environment, economist and journalist Will Hutton told delegates at today's Institute of Economic Development annual conference in London.
- Planning Assistant Wirral Council Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Graduate Town Planner Allen & York Ltd Portsmouth, Hampshire
- 2 x Planning Officer Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer – Projects Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal and Associate Planners David Lock Associates: Town Planning & Urban Design Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire