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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.
Plans have been approved for a new cruise liner terminal in Liverpool after planners concluded that the scheme's negative impacts, including a rise in air pollution, would be acceptable.
London boroughs hoping to create new 'creative enterprise zones' will have to demonstrate 'pro-culture' local plan policy support, the mayor's office has announced as it unveiled ten areas vying to host one of the new zones.
A proposal to create a single mayoral combined authority for Yorkshire with planning and compulsory purchase powers has this week been submitted to communities secretary Sajid Javid by 18 of the 20 councils across Yorkshire.
Plans have been submitted for up to 400 homes, a 600-space truck stop and 8.9 hectares of employment space on a 56.8-hectare site on the edge of Ashford in Kent.
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.
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.
How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.
A government review of 'regional focus' is widely rumoured to be complementing the higher profile reformulation of industrial strategy.
Where is the strategic planning fuel for the Midlands Engine (and Northern Powerhouse), by David Marlow
One of the signature moments at the launch of the 'Midlands Engine' prospectus for growth on Friday December 4th came when the leader of Derbyshire County Council challenged the secretary of state for business innovation and skills (BIS) - Sajid Javid. "Does government want the Midlands Engine to be Formula One or will it end up as 'Wacky Races'?"
- Senior Planner Adlington Congleton, Cheshire
- Major Projects Team Leader Development Management Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
- Principal Planning Officer Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
- Planning Policy Officer Elmbridge Borough Council Esher, Surrey
- Town Planner / Senior AND Assistant Planner | Gloucestershire | Prestigious Consultancy Lewis Davey Gloucestershire
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 bold suggestion to tax property owners near Crossrail 2 stations to pay for the project faces a number of practical challenges before it could be implemented, say experts.
The government's air quality strategy has been faulted for doing too little to enforce European air quality standards in some areas. Applicants in 33 local authority areas can expect increased scrutiny and more demands for mitigation, say experts.
The government's new industrial strategy emphasises the importance of housing delivery in boosting economic growth and backs strategic planning by groups of councils.