Johnson's record as London mayor and his pronouncements in his newspaper column indicate a favourable attitude towards the development sector and boosting housing supply. However, he has also voiced support for minimum space standards and build for rent and expressed concerns about industrial-to-residential permitted development rights.
The government has launched negotiations with the property industry to agree a formal deal with the sector that aims to boost housing delivery and quality.
Blanket planning policies restricting housing development in some types of rural settlement "will need to be supported by robust evidence", new planning guidance on the "housing needs of different groups" advises.
- Senior Planner Norfolk County Council Norfolk
- Development Planning Advisor (Environmental Impact Assessment) Natural Resources Wales Cardiff, South East Wales
- Planning Manager - Snowdonia National Park Snowdonia National Park Authority Penrhyndeudraeth
- Senior Community Infrastructure Levy Administration Officer Richmond and Wandsworth Councils Wandsworth and Richmond
- Principal Planner South Kesteven District Council Council Offices, St Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire
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Planners will need to become familiarised with key design principles when assessing proposals, say David Birkbeck and Dr Stefan Kruczkowski.
The number of local plans submitted for examination fell dramatically in the second quarter of 2019, analysis by Planning has revealed.
Interim recommendations by the government's design quality commission would place "beauty" at the heart of the planning system. Commentators expect the new Prime Minister to take forward the agenda, but suggest that under-resourced councils might struggle to push for higher design standards.
Theresa May's valedictory comments to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg - "I underestimated people's entrenched positions" - are unlikely to be voiced by anyone who has had recent experience of planning.
The public needs to see that the standard method is free from political tinkering, by Richard Garlick
Plenty of planning authorities will be finding the figures generated by the government's standard method for assessing housing need uncomfortably large.
The partnership between the City of Toronto and Google's Sidewalk Labs is one of the most interesting examples of a technology company moving into property development. Two years ago, Sidewalk Labs won a proposal to develop just under five hectares of Toronto's eastern waterfront.
Venice, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Edinburgh. These are places identified by the website CNN Travel as hotspots for "overtourism". Last year the Oxford English Dictionary made overtourism one of its words of the year. So what does it mean for planning, placemaking and urban conservation?
Paragraph 11(d) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) triggers a tilted balance in favour of sustainable development where there are no relevant development plan policies or where those policies "most important for determining the application are out of date".
Firm policy commitments from the two remaining Tory leadership candidates have been thin on the ground.