New Welsh government household projections show a lower rate of growth compared to previous figures.
An examiner's decision last month to back the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan in London clears the way for the first cross-boundary neighbourhood plan in the capital to proceed to a referendum.
A set of new duties for neighbourhood plan examiners was announced by the government last week, in an attempt to improve dialogue between participants during examinations. But experts have warned that they could add to the cost and length of the process.1 comment
- Technical Director - Planning (London) Beach Baker Property Recruitment London
- DC Team Leader & Planning Officer Park Avenue Recruitment Ltd Berkshire
- Associate Planner - Wakefield Osborne Richardson Wakefield
- Assistant Planner / Planner (Mixed-Use Schemes) - Leeds Osborne Richardson Leeds
- Planner or Senior Planner (Central London) Beach Baker Property Recruitment London
Planners and developers in Kent have drawn up an agreement to boost delivery of housing and jobs. John Geoghegan reports.
Government proposals to put housing need and land supply assessments on a standard footing offer a way out of endless arguments in plan examinations and appeal inquiries, says Derek Stebbing.
Proposals in the Housing White Paper will open planning authorities up to unplanned development if they fail to meet government targets for housing growth.
Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.
For the first half of this decade, the prospect of local government reorganisation appeared to be a non-starter. Ahead of the 2010 general election, Sir Eric Pickles - who went on to serve as communities secretary from 2010 to 2015 - declared he would keep a 'pearl-handled' revolver waiting for anyone suggesting another local government reorganisation.
We still await the housing white paper, now promised for next week. But, given what we know from recent statements and the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, it sounds as if the government will announce changes to the local plan system that will make it more similar to the old regime.
Requiring as it did the agreement of ten neighbouring councils of differing political hues, the first draft of the strategic plan for Greater Manchester was an achievement in itself, even if adoption is still a distant prospect.
In May 2015, in the week before the general election, three ministerial decisions were quashed by the High Court.