The metro mayor talks exclusively to Planning on negotiating infrastructure funding with central government, housing numbers and development corporations
Four of England's directly elected city-region mayors shared a stage at the UK government pavilion at last week's Mipim international property fair in Cannes. Here are six key messages that emerged from what they said.
Funding decisions made by the government's housing agency for England will complement promised planning changes in encouraging a greater diversity of housing types on large sites, the Mipim property conference heard last week.
Five places across England have been picked as exemplars of high quality plan-led place-making, in a programme jointly run by the Local Government Association and built environment professional bodies.