A London council has failed in an effort to block works required to assist in the delivery of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project after a judge ruled that the authority did not have the power to halt the proposals.
Last month's Queen's Speech, the second one of 2019, included details of several policies, pledges and white papers that have implications for planners. Here are nine key promises that you need to know.
This week, London mayor Sadiq Khan published his response to the recommendations made by a panel of inspectors who examined the draft London Plan earlier this year. The plan is now being considered by the secretary of state who has the power to intervene and amend the document if he wishes. Here are nine things you need to know about Khan's response.
Some key areas of unfinished business face the new Conservative government. Below, we outline seven of the most significant tasks.
Plans for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway have been thrown into doubt after transport secretary Grant Shapps said a Conservative government would place the project under review.
The Liberal Democrats' 2019 election manifesto has pledged to scrap office-residential permitted development rights and "reform planning to ensure developers are required to provide essential local infrastructure".
With news that a third runway at Heathrow is being delayed, pretty much all the country's largest infrastructure projects are having problems of one sort or another.
In furtherance of a pledge made by Boris Johnson during his leadership campaign, the government has launched a review of HS2. Does that mean it is the beginning of the end of the project?
Headlines earlier this month such as 'Heathrow third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling' (Guardian) and 'Heathrow expansion gets green light from government as transport secretary Chris Grayling hails "historic moment"' (City AM) may have given you the impression that construction was now able to start on the new runway.
The 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.
- Senior Planning Consultant DPA Architects Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
- Principal Regeneration Officer Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
- Principal Planning Officer South Kesteven District Council Grantham, Lincolnshire
- Planner Barratt Developments Northamptonshire
- Senior Transport Planner (Planning Policy) Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
The key changes to how local authorities charge, collect and report on developer contributions, and their implications. Mark Wilding reports.
Local authorities in the South West accounted for more than half of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules adopted last year, according to figures recorded by Planning.
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.
A bold suggestion to tax property owners near Crossrail 2 stations to pay for the project faces a number of practical challenges before it could be implemented, say experts.