National Planning Summit: 10 things you need to know

National Planning Summit: 10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know about yesterday's National Planning Summit, including details of how ministers intend to respond to Lords amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill's Starter Homes provisions and the latest news on the review of the Community Infrastructure Levy.

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National Planning Summit: Top Stories

Lewis pledges to 'strongly resist' Lords Starter Homes amendments

Lewis pledges to 'strongly resist' Lords Starter Homes amendments

Moves by the House of Lords to amend the government's Starter Homes proposals will be strongly resisted by the government, planning minister Brandon Lewis said today.

CIL review chair: levy has failed to meet policy objectives

CIL review chair: levy has failed to meet policy objectives

The chair of an independent panel set up by the government to review the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has said that the levy is 'not providing a huge amount of funding for infrastructure' and has failed to provide a 'faster, simpler, more transparent system' than section 106.

Lord Rogers: Britain 'nowhere near' needing new towns in countryside

Lord Rogers: Britain 'nowhere near' needing new towns in countryside

Britain is 'nowhere near' needing to build new towns in the countryside and the focus instead should be on driving up development density in urban areas, architect Lord Richard Rogers has said.

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UK at 'pivotal moment' for infrastructure planning

UK at 'pivotal moment' for infrastructure planning

The UK has not been good at developing a long-term strategy for infrastructure, tending to plan too late, think in silos and under invest, the chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission has told delegates at the National Planning Summit.

Government must not 'cherry-pick' local plan report recommendations

Government must not 'cherry-pick' local plan report recommendations

The government must not 'cherry pick' recommendations from a recent report on how the local plan-making process could be made more efficient and effective and instead adopt the suggested measures as a package, delegates at today's National Planning Summit heard.

Greater Manchester in discussions over 'pushing the boundaries' of city-regional plan

Greater Manchester in discussions over 'pushing the boundaries' of city-regional plan

The government's 2017 local plan deadline has prompted Greater Manchester planning chiefs to seek approval from Whitehall to 'push the boundaries' of an emerging spatial framework so that it can fulfil the function of a local plan for all of the conurbation's constituent authorities, the National Planning Summit has heard.

Meeting housing need 'inconceivable' without government intervention

Meeting housing need 'inconceivable' without government intervention

It is 'inconceivable that housing needs can ever be satisfied without public housing growth', a partner at consultancy David Lock Associates told the National Planning Summit yesterday.

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Housing need alone 'not enough to justify green belt changes'

Housing need alone 'not enough to justify green belt changes'

Housing need alone is not a strong enough reason to justify altering green belt boundaries, a countryside campaigner claimed at the National Planning Summit today.

National Planning Summit: Live coverage

As it happened: the National Planning Summit 2016

As it happened: the National Planning Summit 2016

Planning's rolling coverage of the National Planning Summit 2016, including keynote speeches from planning minister Brandon Lewis and architect Lord Rogers.

National Planning Summit: Video

Video: Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis

Video: Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis

Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis talks to Planning's editor Richard Garlick at the National Planning Summit 2016.

Video: National Infrastructure Commission chief executive Phil Graham

Video: National Infrastructure Commission chief executive Phil Graham

Planning reporter Susie Sell interviews National Infrastructure Commission chief executive Phil Graham.

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