Ministers must publish new planning practice guidance to help the UK logistics sector cut carbon emissions and congestion, a report by the government's infrastructure advisory body has said.
The need to find a new chair for the government-appointed Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission following Sir Roger Scruton's sacking has raised questions about its ability to meet its target of reporting this year. But insiders say a lot of work has already been done, and that discussion has moved beyond architectural styles to other place-shaping factors.
The government's chief planner Steve Quartermain has warned planners to expect further changes to the planning system, and has lamented a lack of response from planners to a resourcing survey conducted on behalf of the government.
Hundreds of changes to Scotland's flagship planning bill have dismayed both planners and developers and now the legislation's future is in question. But opposition politicians may be willing to help rescue it, Planning has discovered.
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Commentators say new housing diversity guidance promised by the communities secretary could set out specific tenures that the government wants to encourage but is unlikely to be too prescriptive.
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Brexit has dominated the UK news agenda, but scant attention has been paid to its impact on the EU, and the EU's capacity to address the kind of regional disparities that decided the 2016 referendum.
The government's consultation on allowing shops, restaurants and other high street uses to change to offices without planning permission raises concerns, says Joey Gardiner.
The Raynsford review of the planning system makes sobering reading. It confronts planning professionals with some uncomfortable truths, not least that some "extremely poor quality" development is emerging from the system.
"They're lying on the planning application." "But there's nothing we can do." "They're powerful enough to get what they want without breaking the law." "That's why it pays to be friends with them. Yeah, they all watch each other's backs."