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Housing committee says Westferry controversy 'is not over' and asks Jenrick to appear before it

Housing committee says Westferry controversy 'is not over' and asks Jenrick to appear before it

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has demanded further information from the housing secretary Robert Jenrick on his controversial Westferry Printworks appeal approval and has asked the minister to appear before the body to give evidence in person.

Build, Build, Build: Sector reaction

Build, Build, Build: Sector reaction

The government has announced what it described as the "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War". Commentators from across the planning and development sectors have been giving their reactions.

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements: 11 things you need to know

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements: 11 things you need to know

The Prime Minister's 'Build, Build, Build' announcements yesterday were billed by Number 10 as the "most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War". Here are 11 things you need to know about the proposals.

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What the appointment of Joanna Averley as chief planner means for the sector

What the appointment of Joanna Averley as chief planner means for the sector

The housing ministry has announced the appointment of the first female chief planner. Commentators say Joanna Averley’s arrival suggests the government is keen to show that it is concerned with upholding design quality standards, though there is some debate about how influential she could be over ministers.

What to expect in the government’s ‘New Deal’ for planning

What to expect in the government’s ‘New Deal’ for planning

Despite its radical language, most observers are sceptical that the government will implement a completely zonal planning system in the short term, but they expect an expansion of permitted development rights and relaxations of the use class order to be announced shortly.

MPs consider probe into Jenrick’s ‘biased’ decision as part of parliamentary inquiry

MPs consider probe into Jenrick’s ‘biased’ decision as part of parliamentary inquiry

The Commons housing, communities and local government select committee will consider a probe into housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s controversial decision to approve a 1,500-home scheme in east London, the body's chair has told Planning.

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The system needs proactive changes, not a structural overhaul, by Catriona Riddell

The system needs proactive changes, not a structural overhaul, by Catriona Riddell

By the time you read this, we will have a new government. We need stability to get on with the job of making good places, and a wholesale review of the system is the last thing that is required. But there are things that government can do to deliver better outcomes.

Hard to gauge the impact of any eventual Brexit on planning and development, by Cliff Hague

Hard to gauge the impact of any eventual Brexit on planning and development, by Cliff Hague

With the election in full swing, it remains difficult to know just what form Brexit might take - if indeed it happens. It is even harder to guess what impacts it might have on planning and development.

Johnson's spell as mayor suggests focus on deregulation might be limited, by John Geoghegan

Johnson's spell as mayor suggests focus on deregulation might be limited, by John Geoghegan

With Parliament in recess and the High Court closed, August is typically a month when planning policy and legal activity grinds to a halt. But this year, there's plenty for Planning readers to catch up on during their summer holidays.

Both candidates seem likely to be pro-development Prime Ministers, by Richard Garlick

Both candidates seem likely to be pro-development Prime Ministers, by Richard Garlick

Firm policy commitments from the two remaining Tory leadership candidates have been thin on the ground.