A promise to publish the first National Infrastructure Strategy later this autumn, a bill to allow the High Speed Two (HS2) line between the West Midlands and Crewe and a white paper on further English devolution featured in today's Queen's Speech.
Just 15 per cent of homes built on greenfield land in the green belt, or on land recently deallocated from the green belt, were affordable between 2015/16 and 2018/19, according to new research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
The government is to trial a scheme offering loans to developers to help them pay "up front" for new schools required to support housing growth, claiming that, along with providing new education facilities, the move will help "boost the viability of new housing estates".
The Labour party held its annual conference in Brighton this week. Here are five things that we learned from the event.
A government-commissioned review seeks to beef up planning powers for areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), which some commentators fear could have resource implications for local authorities, and to strengthen the economic purpose of national parks.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is committed to leaving the EU on 31 October. How would a no-deal Brexit impact planning?
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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.
Firm policy commitments from the two remaining Tory leadership candidates have been thin on the ground.
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.