MIPIM 2017

Interview: Gavin Barwell, minister for housing and planning

Interview: Gavin Barwell, minister for housing and planning

The minister on why he won't immediately be intervening to write local plans, still intends to introduce a permitted development right for offices to be demolished to make way for homes and the delayed decision on the Bradford core strategy.

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Government still aims to create right to demolish offices for homes

The government still intends to implement a permitted development right to allow demolition of offices for new homes, the planning minister has said.

Local plan interventions 'unlikely' ahead of NPPF update, says Barwell

The government is unlikely to start stepping in to enforce its 'early 2017' deadline for local plan production until a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is in place, planning minister Gavin Barwell has said.

Liverpool hikes homes planned for new suburb to 2,500

The number of new homes planned for a new community on the site of Liverpool's 1984 International Garden Festival has been almost doubled to 2,500.

London mayor to extend protected business and culture zone

London's Central Activities Zone, which protects strategic functions including business, culture, entertainment, shopping and tourism from conversion, is likely to be extended in the new London Plan, according to the capital's deputy mayor for planning.

Report calls for planners to help boost City of London tech businesses

Planners in the City of London need to breathe life into the area in the evenings and at weekends in order to attract the technology businesses that the Square Mile needs to thrive, according to a report commissioned by the local authority and property owners, developers and investors that are active there.