Special Report: Planning in 2015
Continuing pressure on public spending, alongside a rising number of applications as the economy recovers, is prompting innovative approaches from local authority planning teams, as John Geoghegan discovers.
With the general election just over four months away, Susie Sell assesses what is known about the main English political parties' likely planning policies to be included in their manifestos.
Holding jobs that will put them at the heart of changes that will affect the planning system, these individuals will step further to the fore in 2015, writes Jonathan Tilley.
A recent Planning round table event saw experts from the planning sector offer their forecasts for the year ahead, reports Susie Sell.Sponsored Content in association with Peter Brett Associates and PPS
Determined to change employers this year? As the economy recovers and the job market begins to flourish once more, Susie Sell outlines some of the strategies that could help you secure your next appointment.
Proactive local authorities show that it is possible to provide homes that local communities need on green belt sites, writes Bernard Greep.Sponsored Content in association with Peter Brett Associates
Making predictions for 2015 is complicated by the forthcoming general election. If Labour wins power, it is unlikely that it would unpick the bulk of the changes to the planning system made over the past five years by the coalition. But an Ed Miliband-led government might still bring radical change to the sector.
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