A London council has lost a legal challenge against a planning inspector's decision to overturn one of its decisions, after a judge ruled that the fact that an aspect of the scheme had been built in breach of conditions did not justify refusal of the application.
In the latest of a series of briefings on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), we look at its policies on design standards and examine responses from key sector organisations.
A leading planning silk has raised concerns that the revised National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) new policies aiming to boost design standards may be too subjective and are likely to result in prolonged arguments at committee meetings.
Self-driving cars could allow large urban areas to be redeveloped for housing, according to a government call for evidence on a future urban transport strategy.
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) revisions emphasising the need for high-quality development have been welcomed in principle, but some question whether the government's aspirations are achievable in practice.
The creation of high-quality buildings and places is 'fundamental' to what the planning and development process should achieve, revised national planning policy issued today insists.
The government has been doing some tinkering with the planning practice guidance (PPG) for custom build housing over the summer.
The many luxury flats being developed in prominent locations in Hackney, east London, give a strong sense that demographic change is accelerating.
Last week saw the launch of the Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI), which will be moving into business innovation hub Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in October.
It's hard, given the events in West London, to write about anything else, but it is also hard, in the absence of any concrete information on the causes, to comment on this tragedy. It may turn out that someone did something wrong negligently (or in other ways), but it also seems possible that this is the unimaginably tragic result of system failure.
The irrational fear of the unknown is a powerful barrier to positive change not least in planning for housing delivery.
Sometimes events happen in serendipitous sequence.
- Major Projects Planner Bassetlaw District Council Worksop, Nottinghamshire
- Planning Development Manager Bassetlaw District Council Nottinghamshire
- Northern Arc Strategic Development Manager Mid Sussex District Council Haywards Heath, West Sussex
- Lead Advisor Macdonald & Co London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Planner/Senior Consultant - Economic Development Macdonald & Co London (Central), London (Greater)
Does a drop in the number of planning applications for tall buildings indicate a trend or a blip? Grant Leggett weighs up the issue.
This week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government hosted a conference on design quality to ensure that new homes meet high standards. Here are five things we learned from the event.
Planning authorities will be required to set minimum density standards in town and city centres in areas that are short of the land required to meet development need.
Plans for an eco home in Devon had to pass a tough test on exceptional design quality, says David Dewar.