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Interview: John Rhodes, chairman, Local Plan Expert Group

Interview: John Rhodes, chairman, Local Plan Expert Group

Last week, the government's Local Plan Expert Group published its long-awaited report on streamlining and improving the local plan-making process. John Geoghegan spoke to group chairman John Rhodes, director of consultancy Quod

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How local plan panel's report would shake up the plan-making process

How local plan panel's report would shake up the plan-making process

The chair of a heavyweight panel commissioned by the government to look at ways to streamline the local plan process has said that the recommendations contained in its report could have 'seismic' implications for calculating housing need and land supply.

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GLA strategic planning chief to address London conference next week

The Greater London Authority's strategic planning manager Colin Wilson is among the speakers confirmed for a major planning conference in London next week.

Interview: Gavin Barwell, minister for housing and planning

The minister on why he won't immediately be intervening to write local plans, still intends to introduce a permitted development right for offices to be demolished to make way for homes and the delayed decision on the Bradford core strategy.

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Senior Treasury official to address National Planning Summit

A senior Treasury official is among the speakers confirmed for a major planning conference in London later this month.

Simplified housing need test 'is threat to North's growth prospects'

The introduction of a standardised methodology for assessing housing need risks reducing housing requirements in the North and weakening economic growth prospects in the region, a consultancy has warned.

DCLG head of infrastructure joins National Planning Summit line-up

Department for Communities and Local Government head of infrastructure Rachel Fisher is to speak at the National Planning Summit in London on 28 March.