The Planning Consultancy Market Report 2020: Overview

The Planning Consultancy Market Report 2020: Overview

The biggest employers, the fastest-growing firms, the most lucrative services, which sectors will grow, the cheapest firms to hire, and the most expensive, plus what consultants think about virtual working, staffing levels next year and much more.

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Government appoints three planners to help implement white paper design changes

Government appoints three planners to help implement white paper design changes

The government has unveiled the members of a group that will explore how to set up the national design body intended to advise local authorities on implementation of the planning white paper.

Tory West Midlands mayor expects 'substantial change' to planning white paper

Tory West Midlands mayor expects 'substantial change' to planning white paper

Conservative West Midlands mayor Andy Street has said that he is expecting "substantial change" to the planning white paper, despite the government being "committed" to the document.

How the government might change its method of assessing housing need

How the government might change its method of assessing housing need

With the government announcing plans to "rebalance" its proposed new housing need formula to boost supply in urban areas, the North and the Midlands, practitioners suggest that consideration of economic growth factors or changes to the way affordability is measured may be on the cards.

2,400 home scheme on former green belt land wins outline permission

2,400 home scheme on former green belt land wins outline permission

A large project to expand Coventry westwards has been given outline approval by the city's planners.


Government's planning proposals ‘will scar England’s face forever’

Government's planning proposals ‘will scar England’s face forever’

Fierce criticism of changes set out the planning white paper from a senior heritage commentator leads our roundup of today's newspapers and online news.

How developers and councils are responding to the new town centre use class

How developers and councils are responding to the new town centre use class

The rules on changing the use of buildings has just been relaxed. Most shops can now be converted to offices and other uses without planning permission. How will developers and councils respond?

Why a judgment on a 50-year-old permission may present new risks for developers and councils

Why a judgment on a 50-year-old permission may present new risks for developers and councils

An appeal court judgment on half-a-century-old permission for a housing estate - ruling that the original consent was rendered unlawful by subsequent permissions that conflicted with aspects of it - could have major repercussions for the development of large multi-phase schemes, according to some legal experts.

PINS' appeal decisions output returns to pre-lockdown levels

PINS' appeal decisions output returns to pre-lockdown levels

The level of monthly appeal decisions issued by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has returned to pre-lockdown levels, while the number of virtual events hosted by the body in October rose to its highest level since it began these earlier in the year, latest statistics reveal.

Legal viewpoint: Appeal court ruling gives guidance on implementing multiple site permissions

Legal viewpoint: Appeal court ruling gives guidance on implementing multiple site permissions

The Court of Appeal has reviewed the law on overlapping planning permissions and reached a judgment, the practical effect being that it will limit the extent to which developers can rely on multiple permissions relating to the same site.

How planning shaped: Barton Park

How planning shaped: Barton Park

The planning history of the 885-home greenfield Oxford urban extension

High Court tells Yorkshire council to reconsider its local plan adoption

High Court tells Yorkshire council to reconsider its local plan adoption

A Yorkshire council will have to reconsider the adoption of its local plan, after a High Court judge faulted it for not taking into account a strategic environmental assessment of a policy that lays the ground for a new settlement of at least 3,000 homes.

Seven government infrastructure decisions promised this winter

Seven government infrastructure decisions promised this winter

Due dates for government decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects before 31 March 2021.

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