I see from your last editorial that 52 per cent of consultancies plan to expand. Of the same group, 92 per cent then blame lack of resources in local authorities for constraining local plan production and slow decision-making on applications.
In your feature on the proposed changes in the 'freedom to demolish' office buildings for replacement with residential structures, there was no mention of the waste of resources that demolition represents.
Whilst you cannot argue against the need for good design and the new National Design Guide is a good handbook, the government has handed planning authorities 70 pages of reasons for refusal.
Congratulations on such a great picture and key facts re Bristol City Council's crass consultation on three highway schemes for the so called Western Harbour.
Letter: Government's special measures criteria are unfair to authorities who determine fewer applications
You named the Peak District National Park as among the authorities that did not reach the threshold for avoiding special measures on decision-making quality, 2016-18.
Dear Planning. I like your new format, and enjoyed the "before and after" aerial photos of Wembley Park. But, given the title of the item "How Planning Shaped Wembley Park", you missed the pivotal planning intervention.
No doubt readers have mixed views about our new Prime Minister's housing record during his eight-year tenure as mayor of London. Boris Johnson's contribution to the size and quality of London's new housing is surely among his least controversial legacies.
The government's commitment to its 2050 net zero carbon emissions target has been widely welcomed. But to make this more than an outgoing Prime Minister's parting gesture, this needs to be matched with a clear and coordinated action plan.
The Building Better Building Beautiful Commission's interim report (PlanningResource, 9 July) rightly places great emphasis on the value of placemaking rather than just housebuilding, and argues that beauty should be considered in relation to buildings and places.
It was disappointing to see headlines (see related articles at bottom of page) last month referring to property developers no longer being able to (to use planning minister Kit Malthouse's phrase) 'shirk responsibilities' on the back of new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rules published by the government.
A report that the Conservative leader Boris Johnson is considering measures to encourage public bodies to 'release thousands of pockets of under-used land for homes' features in today's newspaper round-up.
The councils that we predict will have to produce a housing delivery action plan for the first time under the 2019 test
Twenty-three councils would, under the 2019 housing delivery test, have to for the first time produce a housing delivery action plan outlining how they will boost the provision of new homes in their area, according to research by Planning.
The 20 councils we predict will be able reduce their housing land supply thanks to the 2019 delivery test
Twenty councils are likely to be able to reduce their housing land supply under the 2019 housing delivery test, according to research by Planning.
A council has secured an injunction to stop a developer reneging on a section 106 agreement by selling homes that were consented on the basis that they would be provided as affordable housing on the open market.
The 19 councils we predict will be required to increase their housing land supply under the 2019 delivery test
Nineteen councils are likely to have to increase their housing land supply so that it provides for 20 per cent more homes than needed to meet their five year target under the 2019 housing delivery test, according to research by Planning.
Plans for a 51-storey, 670-home tower in Birmingham city centre have been approved after Birmingham Airport agreed to increase the height at which planes circle in order to enable construction work.
News that a High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge against Guildford Borough Council's adopted local plan features in the latest Local Plan Watch round-up.
- 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