Detailed analyses of how projects or plans have come together, accompanied by independent commentaries.
Adopting a more proactive role in protecting heritage led Sefton Council to create a new post to take on the task, Mark Wilding reports.
Planning recruitment difficulties prompted Central Bedfordshire Council to provide its own in-house training, writes Colin Marrs.
A new garden community project in Cumbria was boosted after a successful bid for government funding towards a key link road, reports Colin Marrs.
- Enforcement Officer Medway Council Chatham, Kent
- Planning Officer (Career Grades) Sevenoaks District Council Sevenoaks, Kent
- Planner Medway Council Chatham, Kent
- Strategic Projects Manager (Planning Delivery) upto £54,656 Lewis Davey Shefford, Bedfordshire
- Specialist Planning Officer Development Management Wokingham Borough Council Shute End Offices, Wokingham Borough Council
A port expansion in Essex has secured approval after green belt, heritage and ecological concerns were resolved, says Colin Marrs.
A scheme to tap into local university graduates has helped to secure new planners in Birmingham, Colin Marrs reports.
The retention of a floating boat repair shed on the Thames in Berkshire has been allowed following an inspector's ruling that it does not legally constitute a building.
A neighbourhood plan in a Leeds suburb is aiming to encourage development and revive the local centre, Mark Wilding reports.
Crime has plummeted on a London housing estate after security features were agreed in the design process, says Colin Marrs.
The approval of a scheme on industrial land in Brent will herald new homes as well as employment premises, says Colin Marrs.
In a re-determined appeal an inspector granted planning permission for two permanent residential gypsy pitches and six transit pitches in the Cheshire green belt countryside.
An outline proposal for a mixture of 50 retirement apartments and bungalows in open countryside on the edge of a village in Kent was approved contrary to the adopted development plan, the benefits of the scheme deemed to be material enough to grant permission.
A viability review mechanism was used to agree an affordable homes delivery process for a major scheme in York.
How an Oxfordshire district became the first in the county to help Oxford with unmet need. By Mark Wilding.
Two councils in the East of England dovetailed local plans to manage a strong growth agenda, Colin Marrs reports.
A village community group used a pioneering process to grant permission on a key site, says Colin Marrs.
How Coventry City Council won support for potentially controversial allocations. By Mark Wilding.
Data analysis and design skills went into creating a digital tool to assess a London site's potential, Adam Branson explains.
Camden has given its development management team more autonomy, says Mark Wilding.