Recent instances of councils strongly and publicly criticising an inspector's handling of the examination of their local plan reflect the reality that they are not in complete control of the documents, say experts
A promise by the transport secretary during the general election campaign to review a proposed new expressway between Oxford and Cambridge has prompted concerns about the government's commitment to housing growth in the area and looks set to further delay planning work based on the proposal.
An article by the Financial Times' editorial board which says that "building on the greenbelt must be an option" to tackle the housing crisis features in today's newspaper round-up.
A south London council has approved plans for a mixed-use scheme with up to 443 homes in buildings rising up to 26 storeys despite a recognition from planners that local policy sought to restrict tall buildings on the site.
A 525-home urban extension to Northampton has been given the go-ahead, despite the proposal providing only a third of the affordable housing required by local planning policy.
With the election in full swing, it remains difficult to know just what form Brexit might take - if indeed it happens. It is even harder to guess what impacts it might have on planning and development.
Consultants are cautious about the economy, but optimistic about their businesses, by Richard Garlick
Planning consultants are, by and large, much less optimistic about the economy than they were a year ago. 55 per cent of respondents to our 2018 survey of planning consultants said that the economic climate for development would improve over the next 12 months. This year that figure has fallen to 12 per cent.
The Court of Appeal has considered some of the nuts and bolts of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime for the first time. The facts illustrate the potential jeopardy faced by developers from provisions that are complex and, at their core, still open to varying interpretations.
The Environment Bill was published on 15 October. It contains a provision that every (with exceptions yet to be specified) new planning permission must include a condition that development cannot begin unless a "biodiversity gain plan" has been submitted and approved.
Some excellent, imaginative planning is being done in several Commonwealth countries.
In 1066, King Harald Hardrada won the Battle of Fulford before being beaten by King Harold at Stamford Bridge. In 2007, planning permission was granted for up to 700 houses on the alleged site and battle resumed, this time between the developers and the local parish council.
- Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth Durham County Council Durham
- Principal Planner Walbrook Planning Consultants Bath, Somerset
- Planning Officer Eastleigh Borough Council Eastleigh, Hampshire
- Conservation Officer Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Dudley, West Midlands
- Senior Town Planner | Secure planning for Netflix and work on bespoke developments! Lewis Davey Guildford, Surrey
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.