Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Senior Planning Officer (x3) Wirral Council Wirral, Merseyside
- Planner/Senior Planner Turley Reading, Berkshire
- Business Unit Leader - Planning Policy & Economy - Mid Sussex Lewis Davey CB Haywards Heath, West Sussex
- Planner/Senior Planner & Associate Lewis Davey Leeds, West Yorkshire
- Career Grade Posts in Development Management and Planning Policy Brent Council Wembley, London (Greater)
News of plans for Scotland's tallest building on Dundee's waterfront features in today's newspaper round-up.
Plans for a mixed-use development in west London, including a new superstore and 221 flats, have been given the green light by a High Court judge, after a rival supermarket unsuccessfully tried to halt the scheme.
Medway Council has criticised the government's housing agency over its decision to slash the number of homes being proposed at the Lodge Hill site on the Hoo Peninsula from 2,000 to just 500.
Several small-scale appeal decisions have attracted widespread attention among subscribers to DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database this year. Here are the ten most frequently downloaded minor and householder development cases in 2018.
New proposals requiring developers to leave habitats in a better condition after their scheme is built have prompted some conservation groups to claim they could allow developers to pay to "destroy nature". However, commentators say such fears are misplaced.
UK and European court judgments this year offer some important messages on the application of policy and legal precedents for plan-making and development management. Here are five key rulings from 2018.
The most memorable news stories of the past 12 months, summarised by Richard Garlick.
An Essex council whose local plan production timescale is undergoing Whitehall scrutiny is now likely to miss its key development strategy deadlines following a vote against the document. But observers say immediate central government intervention is not certain.
POLICY: Government consultation on disposal of local authority land.
The government's new definition of housing site 'deliverability' introduces a tough test for councils and developers, says Mike Kiely.
POLICY: Compulsory community pre-application consultation for shale gas development.