Plans for more than 1,000 homes on green belt land in Surrey have been turned down in new housing secretary James Brokenshire's first recovered appeal decision, issued yesterday.
A report on new government population figures revealing changing migration trends features in today's newspaper round-up.
Broxbourne Borough Council has approved three planning applications for 800 homes on green belt land after officers decided that the benefits of the schemes outweighed the potential harm.
- Planning Manager/Director London JSM Associates London (Central), London (Greater)
- Planning Enforcement Officer Wirral Council Wallasey Town Hall, South Annexe, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Associate Director – Birmingham Jon Taylor Associates Birmingham, West Midlands
- Principal Planning Officer Macdonald & Co Cambridgeshire
- STRATEGIC PLANNING CIL PROJECT OFFICER Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
What progress have the mayors of England's combined authorities made on key planning issues in their first 12 months in office? Mark Wilding reports.
Does a drop in the number of planning applications for tall buildings indicate a trend or a blip? Grant Leggett weighs up the issue.
A dispute between the four local authorities that make up the Sheffield City Region is holding back significant powers for the newly elected mayor, writes Adam Branson.
POLICY: Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land.
Two recent court judgments have highlighted the importance of being alive to the potential for errors in the decision-making process.
Greece has dropped out of the headlines, but the impacts of decade-long austerity measures are brutal.
I'm working with specialist housing provider Tonic to deliver LGBT+ affirmative older people's intergenerational housing in London to provide an exemplar for the industry, as there are too many harrowing stories about older people having to go back into the closet when entering age-designated housing.
Danger of a rush to strategic plans if they replace rather than add to local plans, by Richard Garlick
Where more than two or three planners are gathered together, there will usually be positive things said about the benefits of planning across local authority boundaries.
With the local elections out of the way, and the consultation on the government's planning changes over, councils will be asking themselves what it all means.
Last month's High Court ruling on the Parkhurst Road development in north London has attracted wide attention.The headline planning point is that overpaying for a site, even to a government department, will not allow developers to reduce their affordable housing offer. The judgment, however, is worth reading for more than that.