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Four of England's directly elected city-region mayors shared a stage at the UK government pavilion at last week's Mipim international property fair in Cannes. Here are six key messages that emerged from what they said.
The chancellor has unveiled a raft of funding pledges for housing and infrastructure, including £717 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to support the delivery of homes at sites in London and Cheshire.
A separate spatial strategy for London's outer boroughs should be produced to help tackle rising levels of poverty, according to a report published today by a think tank.
Updated government planning guidance provides new advice on how councils should gather data to help plan for business requirements, but a consultant has warned that such assessments may be complicated by the need to plan for much higher housing targets under the new standard method.
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?
- Planner/Senior Planner Pro Vision Ampfield, Hampshire
- Enforcement Consultant - Dorset - Long-Term Contract Oyster Partnership Dorset
- Principal Officer - Major Applications Team Arun District Council Arun - West Sussex
- Architectural Technician Penguin Recruitment Architecture Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
- Principal Policy Planner - Oxfordshire - 1 year contract Oyster Partnership Oxfordshire
The metro mayor talks exclusively to Planning on negotiating infrastructure funding with central government, housing numbers and development corporations
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.
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.