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.
Councils should take a 'flexible approach' when applying daylight and sunlight guidance to planning applications for new housing, the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states.
Westminster City Council's Labour group has said it will 'scrap' the authority's draft tall building policy if it takes overall control of the council following May's local elections.
Liverpool City Council has set out a plan of action to prevent the city losing its World Heritage Site status, including a 'skyline policy' for tall buildings and reassurances that a controversial development approved by the authority is to be scaled back.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has waved through plans for a factory-built tower block in south London after receiving assurances that it could provide up to 100 per cent affordable housing.
Waste management firm Veolia has said that it is 'considering its options' following a decision by the communities secretary to call in its plans for an energy-from-waste plant at a site in Hertfordshire.
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.
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Planning Partner – Cardiff Jon Taylor Associates Cardiff
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
Plans for an eco home in Devon had to pass a tough test on exceptional design quality, says David Dewar.
Proposals to make fire safety a planning consideration will require planners to have a better understanding of the issue, say Mike Straw and Barry McAllister
Experts are divided on the likely impact of proposals to recast policy approaches to housing density in the latest draft of the London Plan.
The draft revised version of the London Plan was published for consultation this week. We highlight 13 things you need to know about the key proposed policy changes.