The government's industrial strategy should require all parts of the country to prepare sub-regional spatial plans and allow constrained urban areas to expand their boundaries, according to a new report endorsed by business secretary Greg Clark.1 comment
London could meet its rising housing need through a combination of taller buildings, increased density, the use of green belt land and use of new construction innovation, a report has concluded.
The minister on why he won't immediately be intervening to write local plans, still intends to introduce a permitted development right for offices to be demolished to make way for homes and the delayed decision on the Bradford core strategy.1 comment
Autumn Statement announcements make clear that, instead of repairing existing road, ministers are focused on using roads funding to pump prime other types of development.
Key announcements in the government's Autumn Statement mark a welcome shift towards support for a wider mix of low-cost home models, practitioners have said.
- Senior Planner (2 Posts) Sefton Council Bootle, Merseyside
- Principal Urban Design Officer Guildford Borough Council Guildford, Surrey
- Head of Planning and Development Ashford Borough Council Ashford
- Lead Planning Officer Cumbria County Council Cumbria
- Development Control and Countryside Manager Cumbria County Council Cumbria
Any lingering doubts about the current Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) leadership's commitment to the Starter Homes initiative have surely been dispelled by this week's announcement of the first 30 partnerships between councils and the Homes and Communities Agency to spearhead the scheme.
How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.
Contrary to some expectations, there was no housing white paper published as part of the Autumn Statement.
There is a wind of change filling the corridors of Department for Communities and Local Government.