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The government's new High Streets Task Force, announced in October's Budget, should 'play a role in boosting local authority capacity to enable planning' to help revitalise town centres, a government-commissioned report has recommended.
The mayor of Tees Valley has announced a deal to buy Durham Tees Valley Airport from a developer to prevent outline plans for 350 homes going ahead and to 'make the airport great again'.
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]
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?
- Principal Urban Designer / Landscape Officer Swale Borough Council Swale, Kent
- Principal Planning Officer - Spatial Planning Swale Borough Council Swale, Kent
- 2 X Planning Officer / Senior Planning Officers – Development Management Swale Borough Council Swale, Kent
- Spatial Planning Manager Lewis Davey CB Civic Centre, Wembley Park, London (Central)
- Planner/Senior Planner Turley Reading, Berkshire
POLICY: Local Industrial Strategies - Policy Prospectus.
POLICY: Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships.
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.
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.
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.