Government's ‘policy paper’ promise prompts speculation that planning White Paper has been shelved

Government's ‘policy paper’ promise prompts speculation that planning White Paper has been shelved

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s promise that a planning ‘policy paper’ will be published in July has given rise to speculation the promised formal planning White Paper may be delayed or dropped by ministers.

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Planning authorities get go-ahead for 3,200-home scheme

Planning authorities get go-ahead for 3,200-home scheme

Two Home Counties authorities progressing plans for a 3,200 home development on a 321-hectare greenfield site have secured planning consent for the scheme.

Go-ahead for Hertfordshire film studios to boost 'creative cluster'

Go-ahead for Hertfordshire film studios to boost 'creative cluster'

Plans have been approved for a new film studios at site at Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, in line with a recommendation from planners who advised that the scheme would "bolster the British creative and film making industry" that is "clustered" in the area.

Report calls for 'National Settlement Strategy' to deliver 'large-scale mixed-use developments'

Report calls for 'National Settlement Strategy' to deliver 'large-scale mixed-use developments'

The government should prepare a national strategy for new settlements that could be granted permission through the nationally significant infrastructure planning regime, a report has recommended.

Area of countryside and greenspace almost the size of Cornwall 'lost to development since 1995'

Area of countryside and greenspace almost the size of Cornwall 'lost to development since 1995'

A claim that an area of "countryside and green space almost the size of Cornwall has been lost to development over 25 years" features in today's newspaper round-up.


Coronavirus: Planning's live coverage

Coronavirus: Planning's live coverage

With the coronavirus likely to have far-reaching impacts on the planning system, click through to keep up to date with all the latest planning-related news on the crisis.

How We Did It: Conducting virtual site visits during the Covid-19 lockdown

How We Did It: Conducting virtual site visits during the Covid-19 lockdown

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, planning officers at the London Borough of Haringey have been using 3D mapping technology to assess proposals in lieu of being able to physically visit application sites. By Mark Wilding.

Zoning will only work if implementing a wider vision, by Catriona Riddell

Zoning will only work if implementing a wider vision, by Catriona Riddell

It will be thirty years this month since I started as a graduate planner. During the decades I have experienced lots of changes to the system, all of which aimed to deliver a faster and fairer approach to planning.

CIL Watch: New draft regulations allow councils to defer levy payments

CIL Watch: New draft regulations allow councils to defer levy payments

New regulations were laid before parliament this week which will pave the way for deferral of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments where firms are experiencing financial difficulties connected with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Build, Build, Build: Sector reaction

Build, Build, Build: Sector reaction

The government has announced what it described as the "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War". Commentators from across the planning and development sectors have been giving their reactions.

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements: 11 things you need to know

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements: 11 things you need to know

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements yesterday were billed by Number 10 as the "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War". Here are 11 things you need to know about the proposals.

Ten things you need to know about the Business and Planning Bill

Ten things you need to know about the Business and Planning Bill

The government's Business and Planning Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on Thursday 25 June. Here are ten things you need to know about its contents.

In Pictures: the products of permitted development

In Pictures: the products of permitted development

The homes converted from office blocks under permitted development rights currently being reviewed by the government.

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Read this month's Planning page-by-page online

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