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Brokenshire lifts holding direction on East Hertfordshire local plan

Brokenshire lifts holding direction on East Hertfordshire local plan

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has lifted his holding direction on East Hertfordshire District Council's local plan.

Government plans to scrutinise more tardy plan-making authorities

Government plans to scrutinise more tardy plan-making authorities

The government intends to broaden its programme of placing tardy plan-making authorities under close Whitehall scrutiny, a senior government official said yesterday.

Senior government official plays down prospects of radical land value capture moves

Senior government official plays down prospects of radical land value capture moves

A senior government official has played down the prospects of radical changes to capture more of the increases to land value generated by planning permissions and site allocations.

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Interview: Kit Malthouse, housing and planning minister

Interview: Kit Malthouse, housing and planning minister

The housing and planning minister speaks exclusively to Planning about housing need, developer contributions and plans for the Oxford-to-Cambridge corridor.

Six things we learned from the Labour Party Conference

Six things we learned from the Labour Party Conference

The Labour Party held its annual conference in Liverpool this week. Here are six key things we learned about planning at the event.

Why options for capturing a bigger share of land value uplift are narrowing

Why options for capturing a bigger share of land value uplift are narrowing

Commentators are not convinced that public authorities will be able to capitalise on increased values from land development under recent legislation or planned further reforms.

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Why innuendo cries out for rapid action, by Graeme Bell

Why innuendo cries out for rapid action, by Graeme Bell

"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."

Government adviser's land value uplift proposals are worth noting, by Richard Garlick

Government adviser's land value uplift proposals are worth noting, by Richard Garlick

During last year's election campaign, the Conservative and Labour parties said that they would pursue a greater share for the public purse of unearned gains conferred on landowners by planning permission or infrastructure development.

Javid shifted focus onto housing delivery but successor must hit the ground running, by John Geoghegan

Javid shifted focus onto housing delivery but successor must hit the ground running, by John Geoghegan

The planning sector has become used to change at the housing ministry. But the appointment of James Brokenshire as housing secretary - the third to lead the department since 2016 - has still come as a surprise to many.

Elections promise changes in local planning policies, by Richard Garlick

Elections promise changes in local planning policies, by Richard Garlick

Next week's local elections have the potential to bring widespread change to political control of local authorities across the country, and with it significant alterations to local planning policy.


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