The publication earlier this month of the details of the government's proposed standard methodology for assessing housing need immediately prompted warnings that the formula would lead to the loss of land from the green belt.
A pledge to establish a 'bespoke infrastructure consenting process' is contained in a national strategy published last week by the Welsh government.
A council in Kent has delayed the adoption of its local plan after a local Tory MP wrote to the communities secretary Sajid Javid to ask him to intervene.1 comment
- Senior Planning Officer Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- Principal Planning Officer Ackerman Pierce South East London
- Team Manager (Senior Specialist) Wokingham Borough Council Wokingham, Berkshire
- Associate Planner - Central London Lewis Davey London (Central), London (Greater)
- Planner / Senior Planner (from Public-sector or Private-sector) Osborne Richardson London (Greater)
The supply of readily developable housing land in Wales declined between 2015 and 2016, with nearly four-fifths of local planning authorities last year unable to meet the requirement to demonstrate five years' supply. Emerging data for 2017 shows little improvement.
Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham has announced a delay to the timetable of the city-region's emerging spatial framework, but experts differ on the extent to which he will be able to deliver on his promise of radically rewriting the document.
An inspector's report has concluded that Luton Borough Council has met the duty to co-operate, despite agreement being yet to be reached on meeting the authority's unmet housing need.
A Yorkshire council's local plan has won plaudits for its focus on raising build rates on home allocations. David Dewar reports.
At very short notice I have been asked to assist the British Overseas Territories (OTs) of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with recovery planning post-Hurricane Irma.
Six years ago, the publication of the draft version of the National Planning Policy Framework for consultation unleashed a storm of protest.
The aftermath of the 2017 General Election increasingly has a "while we were waiting" feel for planners.2 comments
It's getting like the hunt for the Holy Grail. July expired with no sign of the eagerly awaited consultation on a standardised approach to assessing housing requirements, despite a firm commitment from communities secretary Sajid Javid at the Local Government Association's annual conference that it would out by the end of the month. It's now promised when Parliament resumes in the autumn.