The annual Planning for Housing conference brings together key players from both the public and private sectors to discuss ways the planning system can tackle the housing crisis.
Planning for Housing 2017 News
The ability for all English councils to raise planning application fees by 20 per cent should come into force by the 'end of the year', the government's chief planner has said.
The government's housing and regeneration quango is trying to persuade the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to replace its team that advised on large planning applications, one of its directors has revealed.1 comment
More details of how the UK's first national infrastructure assessment (NIA) is shaping up are due to appear over the next two weeks, the top official at the body behind its production signalled yesterday.
A leading housebuilder has criticised the government's proposed new housing delivery test as a 'blunt instrument'.
Applicants have responded positively to London mayor Sadiq Khan's new guidance on affordable housing, the Planning for Housing conference was told today.
Planning committees make decisions consistent with officer recommendations 'nine out of ten times', according to a council leader speaking at the Planning for Housing conference today.1 comment
The government will aim to bring more transparency and certainty into the developer contributions process when it announces its position on the issue next month, a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) official said today.
London and the South East will get nowhere near meeting their housing needs unless there is a 'more mature' debate on the green belt, the chairman of the government's Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) told the Planning for Housing Conference today.
The number of appeals dismissed where a local authority has been able to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply has increased from 14 to 25 per cent over the past 18 months, research unveiled today suggests.
- Planner – Significant Projects and Infrastructure Canal & River Trust Birmingham, West Midlands
- Town Planning Director Blayze Group London
- Senior Policy Planner Dartford Borough Council Dartford, Kent
- Head of Planning Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Hinckley, Leicestershire
- King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk King's Lynn, Norfolk