Plans for a major mixed use scheme on green belt land in Rochdale, including 1,000 new homes and a 2.2km link road to the M62 motorway, were approved last night by councillors.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including Planning's coverage of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's draft national planning practice guidance (PPG).
Three draft local plans have submitted over the past month which seek to help meet neighbours' housing needs.
Housebuilders' unwillingness to build at rates that would cause prices to drop is the key factor limiting build-out of planning permissions on large sites, according to the government's adviser on the issue. But commentators question how useful his diagnosis will prove.
City Hall chiefs intend to bring forward design guidance to calm fears about the impact of the draft London Plan's intensification proposals, says deputy mayor Jules Pipe.
Deal-making appears to be the government's preferred approach to securing housing delivery. This has been well rehearsed with the devolution deals negotiated over the past few years with groups of city-regional authorities and the new housing deals being agreed now.
There are currently official and unofficial moves afoot to extend the range of so-called "nationally significant infrastructure projects" (NSIPs) covered by the Planning Act 2008.
The West of England's draft spatial plan points the way ahead for local authorities considering joint plans.
Easter falls early this year, which will be some small consolation to those in the sector eagerly awaiting the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
A tumultuous post-Christmas period for the government departments leading on planning policy-making and their advisers began with the acrimonious resignation after Christmas of Lord Adonis, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission.
There was a flurry of activity in late 2017 surrounding the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge "arc" - the currently leaderless National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its final report Partnering for Prosperity recommending a million new houses along its length, underpinned by a new fast road and railway.
- Planning Director - (London) Osborne Richardson London (Greater)
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
On 6 September 2012 the government announced a fresh wave of planning reforms aimed at stimulating the housing market and driving economic growth. This page collates all the key events as details on the reforms.