A report that the Prime Minister is in favour of starting the planned High Speed Two (HS2) line in the north of England and postponing the London to Birmingham branch features in today's newspaper round-up.
A Yorkshire council is consulting on a draft local plan that proposes a housing target almost 60 per cent higher than its local need figure as calculated using the government's new standard method.
Wycombe District Council has adopted its local plan after an inspector recommended a nine per cent increase in its housing target and backed the document's proposed release of 10 sites from the green belt and 12 sites from an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for new development.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that three councils have submitted the first five-year housing land supply Annual Position Statements (APSs) for examination, with six more in the pipeline.
Plans have been submitted for a 49,000 square metre industrial park on a West Yorkshire green belt site, with the applicants arguing that a lack of employment land in the area helps provide the "very special circumstances" required to justify the proposal.
With Parliament in recess and the High Court closed, August is typically a month when planning policy and legal activity grinds to a halt. But this year, there's plenty for Planning readers to catch up on during their summer holidays.
Planning authorities are sitting on a wealth of valuable data locked away in planning documents. Now they need to learn how to make use of a resource that's entirely in their control.
Freeports would be "essentially an exercise in non-plan. Small, selected areas of inner cities would simply be thrown open to all kinds of initiative with minimal control."
In 2012, the coalition government introduced the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This focused plan-making at the local and neighbourhood level, with no statutory strategic planning tier following the abolition of regional strategies. Roll forward to 2019 and there is increasing recognition from ministers about the importance of long-term strategic planning to help boost housing supply.
Venice, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Edinburgh. These are places identified by the website CNN Travel as hotspots for "overtourism". Last year the Oxford English Dictionary made overtourism one of its words of the year. So what does it mean for planning, placemaking and urban conservation?
Firm policy commitments from the two remaining Tory leadership candidates have been thin on the ground.
- Head of Planning Policy and Strategy London Borough of Bromley Bromley (London Borough), London (Greater)
- Specialists Development Management (Planning) South Somerset District Council Yeovil, Somerset
- Assistant Planning Manager (50% Part-Time) CPRE Lancashire Lancashire
- Planning Director | Coventry area | East / South / West Midlands background | Equity role Lewis Davey Near Coventry
- Town Planner (Rural Projects) | Cirencester | 2+ years’ experience preferred Lewis Davey Cirencester
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.