The staff that planning authorities find hardest to recruit

The staff that planning authorities find hardest to recruit

A survey by the Planning Advisory Service of 123 council planning teams has revealed the types of staff that authorities find most difficult to hire, as well as details of how they have spent last year's application fee rise.

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575-home urban extension on former green belt site in Nuneaton approved

575-home urban extension on former green belt site in Nuneaton approved

Plans for a 575-home urban extension on a former green belt site in Warwickshire have been approved after a dispute between the council and the applicant over community infrastructure levy (CIL) contributions was resolved.

UK's first 'mega-prison' approved in Yorkshire countryside

UK's first 'mega-prison' approved in Yorkshire countryside

A 59,500 square metre 'mega-prison' has been approved in the Yorkshire countryside after officers advised that the application was a departure from the local plan but would provide 'substantial' employment benefits.

Go ahead for for 2.9 hectare airport car park in Cheshire green belt

Go ahead for for 2.9 hectare airport car park in Cheshire green belt

Cheshire East Council has approved plans for an 800-space car park in the green belt to serve Manchester Airport, after officers advised that the proposal complied with a local policy to support airport operations and therefore met the "very special circumstances" necessary to justify consent.

New guidance on PD right home extensions highlights need for neighbour consultation

New guidance on PD right home extensions highlights need for neighbour consultation

New government technical guidance has highlighted the need for householders to consult neighbours when seeking permission for home extensions under permitted development (PD) rights.


The policy and legislation changes in the pipeline this autumn

The policy and legislation changes in the pipeline this autumn

This autumn is due to see a series of key policy developments. Colin Marrs looks ahead.

What the HS2 review means for council plan-making

What the HS2 review means for council plan-making

The government's decision to review the future of the High Speed Two north-south rail link, plus the announcement of construction delays, has prompted fears that councils along the proposed route may have to dramatically rewrite their development plans

Government's Yellowhammer documents barely consider regional impacts of a no-deal Brexit, by Cliff Hague

Government's Yellowhammer documents barely consider regional impacts of a no-deal Brexit, by Cliff Hague

The Operation Yellowhammer report has been prised into the public realm, setting out the government's "reasonable worst case planning assumptions" for a No-Deal Brexit on 31 October, as they were on 2 August.

Government big spenders still ignore planning, by Graeme Bell

Government big spenders still ignore planning, by Graeme Bell

Ministers' spending plans focus on the NHS, police and schools, leaving little money for planning

What the draft Welsh national plan means for housing

What the draft Welsh national plan means for housing

The Welsh government's new draft spatial planning blueprint for the principality lays out ambitious development goals for the next 20 years, but both its overall and affordable housing need figures have prompted concerns.

Local Plan Watch: New Forest National Park plan found sound

Local Plan Watch: New Forest National Park plan found sound

The New Forest National Park Authority has become one of the few authorities of its kind to have an up-to-date local plan pass examination.

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