Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
- Senior Planner | Norwich or Bury St Edmunds | Wide-ranging projects Lewis Davey Norwich or Bury St Edmunds
- Senior Planning Officer (Major Applications) Lewis Davey Norfolk
- Planning Strategy and Policy Manager London Borough of Lambeth Lambeth, London (Greater)
- Strategic Town Planner | Gloucestershire | Policy Specialist | Successful SME Lewis Davey Gloucestershire - choice of 2 locations
- Principal Planning Officer - upto £49,542 Lewis Davey Shefford, Bedfordshire
Plans have been approved for a 352-home residential-led development in Greater Manchester, after planning officers advised that no affordable housing contribution was required in light of the scheme's "transformative" public realm improvements.
It's been a busy year for the courts on planning cases, with around three dozen judgments issued so far that shed light on interpretation of a range of planning policy and practice issues. Here are 12 significant rulings from the first quarter of 2019.
Plans have been submitted for a development of up to 450 homes on a greenfield site on the south-eastern edge of Rotherham in South Yorkshire.
Plans for a 420,000 square metre warehouse in Leicestershire have been approved on appeal after an inspector found that an emerging local plan policy supporting logistics development on the site outweighed heritage and landscape concerns.
A new garden community project in Cumbria was boosted after a successful bid for government funding towards a key link road, reports Colin Marrs.
What are the implications for councils and developers of the introduction of the second iteration of the London mayor's community infrastructure levy, asks Adam Branson.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's local plan examination will run for at least two years, according to the latest timetable. Commentators say this shows the potential dangers to councils of proposing to not meet housing need on green belt grounds.
The need to find a new chair for the government-appointed Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission following Sir Roger Scruton's sacking has raised questions about its ability to meet its target of reporting this year. But insiders say a lot of work has already been done, and that discussion has moved beyond architectural styles to other place-shaping factors.
The examination into the draft London Plan ends in May. Questions remain on the plan's approach to housing, says Jonathan Bainbridge.
Policy: Planning Policy Wales - Edition 10.
Advice on assessments fills a gap in the guidance but fails to resolve key issues, say Cristina Howick and Richard Pestell.