London needs a "strong and ambitious" London Plan to manage the high level of growth the city is facing, the deputy mayor for planning said yesterday at the opening of the examination of the capital's overarching spatial strategy.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has launched a legal challenge against London mayor Sadiq Khan over his decision to call in plans for a new 30-storey hotel that the council had provisionally refused over height concerns.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) lost almost a quarter of its staff last year, a report by a think-tank has found.
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A more interventionist approach by the housing secretary on planning decisions in the capital has angered London mayor Sadiq Khan. Observers say the government's line could make both developers and councils nervous.
Research shows that half of the local plans submitted since the new National Planning Policy Framework was published last July are planning for fewer homes than the proposed new standard method of assessing housing need would require.
New draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations are set to introduce most of the government's previously-promised changes to the levy but also include a fresh requirement for councils to consult before removing a CIL.
What opportunities and challenges would a proposed new permitted development right allowing new housing via upwards extensions present for applicants and authorities, Stuart Watson asks.
Beware collateral impacts for the planning system arising from a draft bill published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) just before Christmas.
Leaked plans for a no-deal Brexit suggests the government values military planning over the peacetime variety, says Graeme Bell.
Last month I went to the inaugural Colin Amery Memorial Lecture. It was delivered by Sir Roger Scruton, the new chair - for now - of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission (BBBBC).
It has felt like a momentous year for planning, and in this edition we do our best to round it up. The ministerial merry go-round has continued, with one new housing secretary and two new planning ministers.
UK and European court judgments this year offer some important messages on the application of policy and legal precedents for plan-making and development management. Here are five key rulings from 2018.
In August 2017 there were only four live applications for Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs), the lowest figure for six years, and this had only risen to six by May 2018.