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Plans announced for alligator park in Old Kent Road regeneration scheme

Plans announced for alligator park in Old Kent Road regeneration scheme

News of unlikely plans for an alligator park as part of a proposed regeneration scheme on London's Old Kent Road features in today's newspaper round-up.

Ministers promise to revamp and expand Housing Infrastructure Fund

Ministers promise to revamp and expand Housing Infrastructure Fund

Ministers have revealed that the government is pressing ahead with a revamp and expansion of its Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) and promised that the upcoming Planning White Paper will look at revising the compulsory purchase process.

St. Modwen wins consent for 15-hectare Derby industrial scheme

St. Modwen wins consent for 15-hectare Derby industrial scheme

Developer St. Modwen has won permission for a new 15-hectare industrial and storage park to complete the regeneration of the area around Derby's Pride Park stadium, after the city council agreed to cut the contributions it wanted towards a road upgrade.

Norton Rose Fulbright appoints new head of planning

Norton Rose Fulbright appoints new head of planning

Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Sarah Fitzpatrick has joined the company's London office as its new head of planning.

GPDO In Depth & Comment

How we did it: Securing permission for a new town

How we did it: Securing permission for a new town

An unusual three-stage application has been key to securing permission for the 6,500-home town, writes Colin Marrs.

Need to know: Environmental planning commitments versus reality

Need to know: Environmental planning commitments versus reality

Breaches of commitments can go unnoticed, and there is a widespread disconnect between promises made in planning and outcomes. By Dominic Woodfield.

Why a county council is poised to take over production of a district's local plan

Why a county council is poised to take over production of a district's local plan

Ministers have warned an Oxfordshire district council considering ditching its long-emerging development plan that it may ask the county council to intervene. Obervers believe some form of intervention is likely, with the county saying it is willing to step in, despite resource concerns.

What the new London Plan's housing targets will mean for boroughs' housing land supplies

What the new London Plan's housing targets will mean for boroughs' housing land supplies

Higher London Plan housing targets are set to result in almost half of the capital's boroughs lacking the required five-year land supply, according to exclusive new research, though earlier even higher draft targets would have seen two-thirds of London councils fall short.


Policy Briefings

How new planning guidance on light pollution changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How new planning guidance on light pollution changes the system: the Planning Briefing

What the latest changes to government guidance are, and how they affect practitioners. By Isabella Kaminski.

How new planning guidance on air quality changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How new planning guidance on air quality changes the system: the Planning Briefing

What the latest changes to government guidance are, and how they affect practitioners. By Isabella Kaminski.

How new planning guidance on CIL changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How new planning guidance on CIL changes the system: the Planning Briefing

What the latest changes to government guidance are, and how they affect practitioners. By Isabella Kaminski.