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Surrey councils have identified eight growth areas in a new county-wide non-statutory strategic framework, which aims to guide the shape of emerging local plans.
A new government department for the English regions with control over planning should be created to drive forward the devolution agenda, according to a report by former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine published today.
Plans for a retail park in Cheshire have been refused by the secretary of state on the grounds that the proposed development would undermine the viability of Stockport and Macclesfield town centres.
Plans for a major new cultural district at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which would become home to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the BBC, Sadler's Wells dance theatre and the London College of Fashion, as well as 600 homes, have been approved by the mayor of London.
Venice, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Edinburgh. These are places identified by the website CNN Travel as hotspots for "overtourism". Last year the Oxford English Dictionary made overtourism one of its words of the year. So what does it mean for planning, placemaking and urban conservation?
Three years after the 2016 Brexit referendum revealed to government that there were "places left behind", there has been no fundamental debate, let alone vision, about what future can be forged for Britain's medium-sized deindustrialised towns.
Over the last 20 years, two fundamental facts have emerged about cities.
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This year's winners span 26 categories across planning and placemaking, Mark Wilding reports.
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
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.
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?