Earlier this month, shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell gave a keynote speech to the annual British Institute of Agricultural Consultants rural planning conference. Here is what we learned.
A report has backed the release of sections of the metropolitan green belt around London for housing, if new homes are developed side-by-side with a better managed natural environment.
The Prime Minister has been accused of 'dither and delay' after it emerged that MPs will not vote on airport expansion until next winter, but the government has played down suggestions that its timetable for the decision has slipped.
Last week, the government announced the National Infrastructure Commission would no longer have its independent status enshrined in law. Does the body still have teeth, Lee Baker asks.
The Conservative Party conference saw government ministers set out clear plans to focus on housing by facilitating the neighbourhood planning process, putting pressure on developers to speed up delivery and radically increasing brownfield development.
The government intends to address a lack of resources in local authority planning departments that is slowing down development, planning minister Gavin Barwell told a London conference last week.
- Planning Assistant Wirral Council Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Graduate Town Planner Allen & York Ltd Portsmouth, Hampshire
- 2 x Planning Officer Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer – Projects Horsham District Council Horsham, West Sussex
- Principal and Associate Planners David Lock Associates: Town Planning & Urban Design Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recent columns have presented a series of arguments on changes to the economic underpinnings of strategic spatial planning in the aftermath of the European Union referendum.
The new leadership of the Department of Communities and Local Government has struck a refreshingly pragmatic and fair-minded note with its early pronouncements on planning.
Planning minister Gavin Barwell is contemplating allowing councils to consider a developer's track record of building out planning permissions when deciding its new applications.
In the days immediately following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) was keen to reassure people that business would continue as usual.