A council has approved pushing back the expected adoption date of its emerging local plan to 2024 - two years later than originally planned and after a key government deadline - to allow it to carry out a “meaningful engagement and consultation”.
The evidence suggests deprived neighbourhoods will not be transformed by sports-led regeneration like Birmingham's, by Cliff Hague
Barcelona's regeneration after the 1992 Olympics sparked similarly ambitious schemes in other cities - but the figures show residents benefitted little, says our columnist.
Planners should consider the “wider effect” of litter generated by new fast food outlets when considering planning applications for such development, potentially requiring operators to carry out local litter-picking to deal with the problem, newly-updated planning guidance says.
The government has told the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) not to conclude that local plans are unsound or recommend their withdrawal before a new prime minister is appointed, or “until the department advises you otherwise”. Commentators have described the move as "unusual", but said that they do not expect it to have any "significant adverse effects" on the plan making system.
The High Court has upheld outline planning permission for up to 150 new homes in the Hertfordshire green belt because of housing need - even though officers had failed to tell councillors that previous applications were smaller.
As the two remaining Conservative Party leadership candidates battle it out for the top job, Planning takes a look at their comments during the campaign about planning and housing delivery.
Tory leadership hopeful Rishi Sunak has vowed to prevent local authorities from changing green belt boundaries to release land for development if he becomes Prime Minister.
The legality of a site allocation document that seeks to “top up” a council’s housing land supply by 1,704 homes is being challenged.
The government's planning reform programme seems to be "unachievable", an official report by the Treasury and Cabinet Office-backed centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects has warned.
A report that a council has voted to legally challenge the housing minister's permission for oil and gas exploration leads our roundup of today’s news.