Tory 2019 election victory: Seven key planning promises made by the party

Tory 2019 election victory: Seven key planning promises made by the party

Following a decisive Conservative victory in yesterday's general election, the path is clear for the new government to pursue its manifesto pledges. We look at seven key planning promises made by the Tories during the campaign.

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Tory 2019 election victory: Johnson speech promises 'superb infrastructure' across UK

Tory 2019 election victory: Johnson speech promises 'superb infrastructure' across UK

Prime minister Boris Johnson has promised to deliver "superb infrastructure" to "every corner of the UK" and "the most far reaching environmental programme" in his general election victory speech this morning.

Tory 2019 election victory: Live reaction blog

Tory 2019 election victory: Live reaction blog

Leading built environment groups and individuals have been reacting to news of the Conservative Party's victory in yesterday's general election.

Herefordshire refuses plans for 625-home scheme despite land supply deficit

Herefordshire refuses plans for 625-home scheme despite land supply deficit

Herefordshire councillors have refused plans for 625 homes on a greenfield site, despite officers recommending that it be approved and the council not being able to demonstrate a five year housing land supply.

The court ruling that legal experts say will ease green belt release

The court ruling that legal experts say will ease green belt release

A High Court ruling on a challenge to a Surrey local plan may make it easier for both councils and developers to make the case for releasing green belt via plan-making, say barristers.


What predicted housing delivery test sanctions might mean for councils' five year land supplies

What predicted housing delivery test sanctions might mean for councils' five year land supplies

Planning has forecast that this year's housing delivery test is likely to mean that 19 councils are likely to be required to increase their housing land supply. Where this results in local authorities falling short of their required five-year supply, some tough challenges lie ahead, say practitioners.

Ten significant messages from court judgments in 2019

Ten significant messages from court judgments in 2019

We summarise the key rulings that have shed light on the courts' interpretation of a range of planning policy and practice issues over the past year.

How new planning guidance on CIL changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How new planning guidance on CIL changes the system: the Planning Briefing

What the latest changes to government guidance are, and how they affect practitioners. By Isabella Kaminski.

10 key things that happened this week

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a Hampshire council has brought its moratorium on deciding new residential applications to an end after introducing a temporary strategy to mitigate nitrate outputs into sensitive habitats.

How we did it: Producing a joint plan for a protected landscape

How we did it: Producing a joint plan for a protected landscape

How two councils drew up the first jointly produced plan for an area of outstanding natural beauty. By Colin Marrs.

Give the gift of planning, by Graeme Bell

Give the gift of planning, by Graeme Bell

Santa settled back onto his gilded throne, eased off his boots and pulled down his sweaty beard. It had been a busy and demanding morning.

Planning needs a federated geospatial mapping service, by Euan Mills

Planning needs a federated geospatial mapping service, by Euan Mills

Whilst planning today is done mostly at local level there will always be a need to exchange information between national and regional bodies. Not only for the planning of major infrastructure or cross-boundary projects, but simply to monitor the cumulative impact of the thousands of small decisions made on a daily basis.

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2019

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2019

We summarise the ten most frequently downloaded decisions from the COMPASS online appeals database during 2019.

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