The delivery of new homes in London in 2015/16 was nine per cent below a 42,000 annual monitoring target contained within the London Plan, according to a Greater London Authority report.
Local authorities will have to bring forward plans to improve air quality within eight months and produce final plans by the end of 2018, according to the government's air quality plan which was published today.
The average time taken to reach planning decisions on major schemes in Scotland has gone up by 19 per cent over the past year and is now at its slowest since the start of data collection for this area in 2012/13, latest official statistics reveal.
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- Principal Planner (Development Management) Fareham Borough Council Fareham, Hampshire
- Director of Planning and Regulatory Services Maldon District Council Essex
- Senior Planner Durrants Ltd Diss, Norfolk
- Principal Planning Officer (Policy) Bracknell Forest Borough Council Bracknell, Berkshire
The High Court's decision to throw out a Hertfordshire authority's legal bid to overturn an inspector's verdict that it did not meet the duty to cooperate in drawing up its draft plan underlines the seriousness with which local planning authorities need to treat the legal test, experts have said.
A Swansea regeneration project was one of the first large schemes that had to abide by new Welsh government consultation requirements, John Geoghegan reports.
Plans for the post-games Olympic Park have altered considerably since the first legacy blueprint was published, says Mark Wilding - and they are likely to change again.
Figures contained in the Planning Inspectorate's latest annual report show that the body has reduced the time taken to decide smaller appeals in the past year. But its performance on larger, more complex appeals has slipped again, prompting observers to question whether the inspectorate has enough experienced inspectors to handle the work.
Back in 2014, when Alex Morton was leading on housing policy in Downing Street, the former coalition government announced plans for a £3.5 million project to pilot 'development benefits' - financial payments to households with the aim of reducing opposition to new homes.
It is going to be a very busy summer for local authorities as the government moves forward with implementing the Housing White Paper.
The chair of the body that leads the National Health Service in England is a lifetime honorary member of the RTPI, Sir Malcolm Grant. Earlier this month he gave the annual lecture organised by the Town and Country Planning Association campaign group in memory of Sir Frederic J Osborn, who helped steer the creation of Welwyn Garden City.
The Court of Appeal has rejected a generalised presumption in favour of sustainable development (PIFSD) in its ruling on an inspector's decision to approve Barwood Strategic Land's plans for up to 150 new homes in Staffordshire.1 comment
When the property industry tells ministers that they need to allow planning authorities to increase application fees, then you know that the lack of resources in council planning departments really has become acute.
Three weeks after the horrific fire in Grenfell Tower, public bodies are trying to untangle what happened and what needs to change, even while the shock and anger at the tragedy has barely subsided. While building regulations, building control and fire safety procedures will form the central part of investigations, there have also been calls to stop building high-rises.
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