Housing secretary James Brokenshire has lifted his holding direction on East Hertfordshire District Council's local plan.
The government intends to broaden its programme of placing tardy plan-making authorities under close Whitehall scrutiny, a senior government official said yesterday.
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.
The housing and planning minister speaks exclusively to Planning about housing need, developer contributions and plans for the Oxford-to-Cambridge corridor.
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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.
- Planning Compliance Team Leader - Trafford, Greater Manchester Trafford Council Trafford, Greater Manchester
- Delivery Planner - Midlands Canal & River Trust Birmingham or Hatton (Warwick)
- Planning Officer énergie Fitness Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
- Experienced Town Planner | 4+ years' experience | Southampton Lewis Davey Southampton, Hampshire
- Senior Planner Adlington SK8 1PF, Cheadle
"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."
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.
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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.
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.