Detailed analyses of how projects or plans have come together, accompanied by independent commentaries.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, planning officers at the London Borough of Haringey have been using 3D mapping technology to assess proposals in lieu of being able to physically visit application sites. By Mark Wilding.
Collaboration and preparation helped to ensure the Planning Inspectorate’s first virtual appeal hearing ran smoothly and demonstrated potential opportunities in the longer term, Mark Wilding reports.
Overcoming challenges around technology and public participation were key to ensuring that one of England’s first fully ‘virtual’ planning committee meetings ran smoothly, Mark Wilding finds.
A history of planning collaboration between six local authorities was key to the wider city-region preparing its statement of common ground, Mark Wilding reports.
- Planning Officers x 4 City of London London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects/ Sustainability) City of London London (Greater)
- Planning Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring Officer Ebbsfleet Development Corporation Ebbsfleet Valley, Dartford
- Project Delivery Manager Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield, Derbyshire
- Planning Policy Manager Stevenage Borough Council Stevenage, Hertfordshire
- Planning Officer - Major Projects North Norfolk District Council Norfolk
- Senior Planning Officers North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Senior Infrastructure Planner Dartford Borough Council Dartford, Kent
- Planning Policy Manager Mole Valley District Council Dorking, Surrey
- Principal Regeneration Officer Pembrokeshire County Council County Hall, Haverfordwest
Wycombe District Council has reduced the annual cost of its planning service by £500,000 without cutting jobs, Mark Wilding reports.
A digital tool that aims to answer applicants' planning queries before they submit their plans is already saving officers' time, writes Colin Marrs.
An unusual three-stage application has been key to securing permission for the 6,500-home town, writes Colin Marrs.
How two councils drew up the first jointly produced plan for an area of outstanding natural beauty. By Colin Marrs.
Oxford City Council and developer Grosvenor promise biodiversity net gain and 40 per cent social homes at Barton Park, reports Colin Marrs.
Bringing together site promoters and local residents was key to East Hampshire District Council's speedy large sites consultation, writes Mark Wilding.
Seven per cent of Lake District residents responded to the park authority's draft local plan. Colin Marrs finds out why.
Croydon has produced a supplementary planning document to provide design guidance for the borough's residential intensification. Colin Marrs reports.
Early dialogue and quality design helped to overcome challenges to approval for this mosque in Cambridge, writes Colin Marrs.
Pioneering environmental approaches are at the heart of a plan for Lewes in the South Downs National Park, writes Colin Marrs.
Key site constraints had to be overcome for an extra-care scheme in Harpenden to win approval on appeal, Colin Marrs reports.
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.
A port expansion in Essex has secured approval after green belt, heritage and ecological concerns were resolved, says Colin Marrs.