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Councillors in Leicestershire have voted to approve a 7.1km bypass that aims to relieve congestion and open up two sites for 3,700 new homes and 20 hectares of employment land.
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has accepted for examination plans for three major roundabout upgrade projects on the edge of Derby which aim to deliver "regional development and growth" in the city and surrounding areas.
Plans for 3.5km bypass in Hampshire intended to boost the local economy and ease congestion have been approved by transport secretary Chris Grayling after a public inquiry last year.
"Planning experts" will be seconded to local authorities to help breathe life into struggling high streets and town centres, the government has said.
Over the last 20 years, two fundamental facts have emerged about cities.
Brexit has dominated the UK news agenda, but scant attention has been paid to its impact on the EU, and the EU's capacity to address the kind of regional disparities that decided the 2016 referendum.
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.
- Principal Planning Officer (Local Planning) Chichester District Council Chichester, West Sussex
- Principal Planning Consultant (Policy) Capita Manchester/Salford (North West) or Breckland or North Tyneside or Barnet (North London)
- P/T Senior Planning Officer (Minerals & Waste) Lewis Davey Shefford, Bedfordshire, Flex Working
- Planner | Nottingham | 1 - 3 years' experience Lewis Davey Nottingham
- Strategic Projects Manager (Planning Delivery) upto £54,656 Lewis Davey Shefford, Bedfordshire
The government has backed proposals to revive joined-up growth arrangements for the Thames Estuary. But what does it mean for planning in the subregion, Adam Branson asks.
Advice on assessments fills a gap in the guidance but fails to resolve key issues, say Cristina Howick and Richard Pestell.
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.
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?
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.