Up to 48,000 new high-density homes could be built across the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar in east London by 2041, according to a draft planning framework for the area published today by the mayor of London.
A Bedfordshire council is to defer the submission of its draft local plan after it dropped plans for a 4,500-home garden village in the document after the scheme's promoter and the owners of a nearby drag racing facility failed to reach an agreement on noise mitigation measures.
A Warwickshire council has been directed to delete three allocations totalling 1,700 homes from its local plan, with a planning inspector stating that none of them are required to provide a sufficient supply of new housing.
- Associate and Senior Associate Planners David Lock Associates: Town Planning & Urban Design Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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- Planner & Senior Planners - Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy Carrington West London & Birmingham
Joint spatial plans will be essential if central-local agreements to deliver new homes in bulk are to bear fruit. Joey Gardiner explains.
The progress of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) will be a key test of a new generation of strategic plans, according to practitioners.
The new housing delivery test comes into force in November. How are three councils possibly in line for a penalty trying to avoid the prospect, Adam Branson asks.
Will the recently published independent evaluation of the options for meeting Greater Birmingham's housing shortfall help authorities resolve the issue, asks Richard Garlick.
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Danger of a rush to strategic plans if they replace rather than add to local plans, by Richard Garlick
Where more than two or three planners are gathered together, there will usually be positive things said about the benefits of planning across local authority boundaries.
With the local elections out of the way, and the consultation on the government's planning changes over, councils will be asking themselves what it all means.
It is essential that the planning system allows the merits of a particular use of a piece of land to be debated. But it must also bring some structure to those exchanges, so that decisions can be made in a reasonably timely and efficient way.
Deal-making appears to be the government's preferred approach to securing housing delivery. This has been well rehearsed with the devolution deals negotiated over the past few years with groups of city-regional authorities and the new housing deals being agreed now.