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There is a 'widening' gap between English regions where 'devolution and collaboration' on transport infrastructure decision-making is occurring and those areas where it is not, a report by business lobby group the CBI has said.
Now updated and expanded, this section in our series of briefings on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) looks at the revised policies on economic development and employment uses and examines responses to their introduction from key sector organisations. [Updated 13/9/18]
While new policy support for the logistics sector has been welcomed, economic development observers are concerned that employment objectives have been diluted in last month's revised National Planning Policy Framework.
The government should produce a national policy statement (NPS) for the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge growth arc, a strategic alliance of councils and businesses from the area has said.
Governments in the UK have fretted for four decades about ways to deregulate planning so as to speed development and economic growth. If they had looked through the other end of the telescope, and asked how they could strengthen the planning system to deliver growth, the results would have been more impressive.
The word 'ambition' has been used a lot in recent months, particularly in relation to the growth deals being negotiated between the government and local authorities.
With the government's long overdue follow up to the industrial strategy green paper imminent, the release of the final report of the Industrial Strategy Commission provides a strong scene-setting lens through which to consider the government's eventual policy and funding announcements. What are the potential implications for local planning authorities?
- Planning Manager London Borough of Waltham Forest Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
- Senior Town Planner+ | North Yorkshire | Full or Part time | Flexible + Remote working Lewis Davey North Yorkshire
- Planning Director / Planning Manager - Lancashire Lewis Davey Lancashire
- Senior Planning Policy Officer South Holland District Council Spalding, Lincolnshire
- Major Projects Planning Officer Ashfield District Council Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham
POLICY: Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships.
What progress have the mayors of England's combined authorities made on key planning issues in their first 12 months in office? Mark Wilding reports.
A dispute between the four local authorities that make up the Sheffield City Region is holding back significant powers for the newly elected mayor, writes Adam Branson.
Last week five of the UK's elected combined authority mayors joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to complain about the proportion of the government's recent £866m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) allocation that was spent in London and the South East.
At very short notice I have been asked to assist the British Overseas Territories (OTs) of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with recovery planning post-Hurricane Irma.
The Department for International Trade's (DIT) evident pride in 'record levels of inward investment' to the UK in 2016-17 obscures some important trends.
With all local leadership teams desperate to attract and retain high growth companies in their area, the May publications of the London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) "1000 companies to inspire Britain", and the "EY UK Attractiveness Survey 2017" are well worth a read.
Six significant new planning figures were created by last week's elections for city regional mayors.