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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.
London and the Home Counties should develop a "shared vision" and action plan to meet their housing, infrastructure and economic needs, according to a new report.
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'?"
On the cusp of a spending review expected to be 'brutal', the need to engage proactively, in innovative ways, with successful local 'anchor institutions' is acute.
- Assistant Director, Delivery Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Cambridge and Cambourne
- Principal / Technical Director grade Planning Consultant (Built Environment) SLR Consulting Manchester (Nottingham, Chelmsford or Maidstone would also be considered)
- Senior Planning Officer (2 posts) North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Policy, Design and Heritage Service Manager Oxford City Council Oxfordshire
- Conservation Officer Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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.
We highlight reasons to attend the Institute of Economic Development's annual conference in London on 23 November.
Council planners will come under pressure to take more notice of air quality considerations under the government's action plan to tackle nitrogen dioxide emissions, experts predict.