Two Suffolk councils have published a draft joint local plan which proposes boosting housing delivery targets across the two authority areas by more than a third.
The proportion of English planners working in the private sector has risen by about 50 per cent in the past decade, while thousands appear to have left the public sector to join consultancies or developers in the same period, according to research by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Masterplans and design codes for 4,600 homes at two new settlements at Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent have been approved by the area's development corporation.
Leeds City Council is to move towards adopting its site allocations plan after inspectors approved the document on the basis that 32 green belt development sites are removed due to a reduced housing requirement for the city.
The number of neighbourhood plans adopted in London doubled over the course of the last financial year but nine boroughs remain 'neighbourhood planning deserts' with no designated neighbourhood forums, according to a recent study.
Four chartered planners have been recognised in the Queen's annual birthday honours list for services to the built environment.
Planning authorities in Wales are under-performing, failing to engage with residents, and struggling to improve the wellbeing of communities, according to a damning report from the Welsh public sector's external watchdog.
A Somerset council has announced that it is considering paying £140,000 on agency staff to help deal with a spike in planning work, but commentators suggest that many authorities are now starting to look in-house.
As the crowded Tory leadership contest kicks off, we examine what the contenders to be the next Prime Minister might have said about planning and housing.
Reports that the transport secretary has "hinted" that parts of the High Speed Two (HS2) project "could be scaled back" feature in today's newspaper round-up.