About Us

The Planning brand

Planning is the essential information resource for town planning professionals in the UK, providing the latest impartial and in-depth news, analysis, planning appeals, policy and legislation and the latest jobs. Our experienced editorial team focuses on the issues that matter most to the planning sector, leading and influencing key debates. Planning aims to be independent, agenda setting, comprehensive, expert and impartial.

Planning Online

PlanningResource.co.uk brings together information from across Haymarket Media Group’s built environment team including Planning, Development Control Practice and
COMPASS appeals database. Updated daily, the site provides planning professionals with essential news, analysis, appeals, policy, data and reference guides. Users can monitor the latest updates from local authorities regarding CIL, local and neighbourhood plans, making the website the ultimate research tool.

Monthly Special Reports

Our series of digital special reports provide exclusive data insights, expert briefings on the implications of new policy and legislation and highlight good practice. These reports support your work throughout the year, keeping you ahead of any changes and motivated for your next project. Each edition covers a special topic including Planning Award winners, the implications of the planning white paper, government planning and infrastructure funding and the planning recruitment market.

Planning Appeals and Legal Casebook

Each month we produce a digital edition of Planning’s Appeals and Legal Casebooks in PDF format for easy download and printing. It keeps you up-to-date and assured that you have the right information for success. Each issue includes:

  • Key ministerial and inspector's decisions summarised
  • The latest court cases summarised
  • Expert commentary on appeal and court decisions of particular significance
  • Development management questions from Planning readers answered

Planning Jobs

PlanningJobs brings together the widest range of jobs within the sector from public sector officers to  town planners, be it nationwide, overseas or in specific UK regions. 

Bulletins from PlanningResource

With 14 to select from, bulletins are an easy and convenient way to have information sent
directly to you. You can opt to receive daily news on all the developments across the
planning sector, currently sent to over 15,000 professionals. Alternatively, receive sector
specific weekly news such as Development Management, received by over 11,000 readers. You can also sign up to specialist bulletins based on your key area, such as Housing (with over 1,600 readers) or track specific activity within local authorities such as
receiving updates on their Community Infrastructure Levy plans.

For a full list of bulletins click here

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For advertising queries or to make a booking on our editorial sites, please call the sales team on 020 8267 8437 .

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Editorial submissions

If you have an editorial query about Planning features or an idea for a feature or interview, please contact editor Richard Garlick at richard.garlick@haymarket.com .