A planning application has been submitted for a new 2.2-kilometre mass transit system linking Luton Airport Parkway rail station with Luton Airport.
A Cheshire authority has amended a parish council's proposed neighbourhood plan area to exclude a new garden village.
A north London borough has approved plans for 226 homes as part of a mixed-use redevelopment of a 1.44-hectare site within an existing housing estate, after planners concluded that the scheme would deliver both 'affordable and private housing in a sustainable location'.
- Group Manager Planning and Building Control Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Southend, Southend-on-Sea
- Planning Technician/Assistant Planning Officer/Planning Officer Hastings Borough Council Hastings, East Sussex
- Principal Town Planner – Bristol Allen & York Ltd Bristol
- Business Unit Leader for Planning Policy and Economy Mid Sussex District Council Haywards Heath, West Sussex
- RTPI Planner / Strategic Planner Persimmon Homes Witham, Essex
An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.
The Scottish government's planning reforms package could speed up decisions but carries potential risks, says Alastair Wood.
We lack effective methods of capturing land value increases created by planning permission and public investment, says Paul Cheshire. But there are potential solutions.
Policy: The Impact Of Population Change And Demography On Future Infrastructure Demand
In a book published a couple of years ago, the former Labour home secretary Charles Clarke explored the concept of the 'too difficult box'. The book's chapters examine seemingly intractable issues such as social care funding, pensions and media regulation, which politicians are unable to crack.
Professor Sir Robert Grieve was the most venerated Scottish planner since 1945.
Last month, an inspector reaffirmed that unconstrained objectively assessed need (OAN) applies in the absence of an up-to-date plan.
Design quality seems to becoming back into policy vogue in government, and the Housing White Paper observes that "73 per cent of people say they would support the building of more homes if well designed and in keeping with their local area".
The most interesting point about the white paper was that despite the delays, it was not fully formed.1 comment
Judged as an overview of the problems facing England's housing market, and a discussion paper on potential methods for solving them, the housing white paper is a solid piece of work.1 comment
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