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Planning news - 27 April 2017

Published: Wednesday, 26th April 2017 in News news

MPs demand sustainable drainage drive to curb flooding, Tribunal ruling on planning status in property decisions, Liverpool approves another three-tower scheme and more stories...

  • Planning News - 20 April 2017

    Published: Thursday, 20th April 2017 in News news

    Councils call for joined-up legislation to protect renters, County councils unveil developers shortlist for housing, RTPI points to missing links in industrial strategy. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 13 April 2017

    Published: Thursday, 13th April 2017 in News news

    Lower Thames Crossing preferred route announced, 43% of councils yet to publish draft local plan and Developers support government pledge to free up brownfield land. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 6 April 2017

    Published: Thursday, 6th April 2017 in News news

    Government launches brownfield registers. £40m to boost economic growth on the coast. Lambeth vows to protect workspace. And mores stories...

  • Planning News - 30 March 2017

    Published: Thursday, 30th March 2017 in News news

    Statistics show 3% increase in planning authority decisions. Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Government proposes own amendment to protect pubs. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 23 March 2017

    Published: Thursday, 23rd March 2017 in News news

    Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords approve final amendments and pass the bill. SMEs and local authorities receive cash injection to update planning system. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 16 March 2017

    Published: Thursday, 16th March 2017 in News news

    Khan approves two housing developments. Right to Buy ban bill launched in Wales. Southwark to protect its pubs. Guidance on creating inclusive environments launched.

  • Planning News - 9 March 2017

    Published: Thursday, 9th March 2017 in News news

    Budget 2017: Transport funding announced for the Midlands and the North, Housing White Paper fails to address coordinated approach to tackle shortage, Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords vo

  • Planning News - 2 March 2017

    Published: Thursday, 2nd March 2017 in News news

    Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Tight vote as Lords seek to make plain government’s intent on conditions. Council leader outlines garden village proposal. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 23 February 2017

    Published: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 in News news

    Green belt is key natural capital asset, says Helm. Northern Powerhouse must include housing element. Right to Build taskforce is launched. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 16 February 2017

    Published: Thursday, 16th February 2017 in News news

    Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Communities should have a say over pub conversions. Bakerloo Line extension to support 25,000 new homes. Report: Parks face period of decline. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 9 February 2017

    Published: Thursday, 9th February 2017 in News news

    Housing white paper: Right homes, right places; Building homes faster; Market diversification; Government vows to help people now. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 2 February 2017

    Published: Thursday, 2nd February 2017 in News news

    Government’s neighbourhood planning policy challenged. Guidance published to drive forward local growth. Report: Focus should be on releasing land through planning system. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 26 January 2017

    Published: Thursday, 26th January 2017 in News news

    250,000 social rented homes could be lost by 2020 – CIH. Redhill cinema scheme approved. Planning tool upgraded to help London’s transport challenges. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 19 January 2017

    Published: Thursday, 19th January 2017 in News news

    Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords express concerns about planning conditions measures. £1.2 billion allocated for England's roads. And more stories...

  • Planning News - 12 January 2017

    Published: Thursday, 12th January 2017 in News news

    72% of councillors think planning system is undemocratic. Britain to get quick-build homes – Javid. Javid assigns £7bn to affordable homes. And more stories...

  • Ministers press ahead with pre-commencement conditions revamp and neighbourhood plan regime changes

    Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2016 in News news

    Government publishes responses on consultations aimed at strengthening the neighbourhood planning regime and improving the use of planning conditions…

  • New Homes Bonus scheme revamp confirmed

    Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2016 in News news

    Javid announces changes to the New Homes Bonus scheme including the introduction of a national baseline for housing growth of 0.4 per cent...

  • EIA modifications consultation launched

    Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2016 in News news

    New consultation on the latest version of the Environment Impact Assessment launched, with potential changes to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the infrastructure planning regime...

  • National Infrastructure Commission bangs the drum for a 5G blueprint

    Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2016 in News news

    New report, “Connected Future”, calls for prioritisation of digital infrastructure in local planning policy to ensure the UK is ready for 5G...

  • Historic England calls for a capital heritage strategy in new London Plan

    Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2016 in News news

    New report from Historic England calls for a revised London Plan that encourages future planning and design to be inspired by a place’s historic character…

  • Planning round-up 22 December 2016

    Published: Thursday, 22nd December 2016 in News news

    Proposals for 2,000-home Northumberland garden village submitted. Latest development control stats. Northamptonshire housing scheme rebuffed again. And more stories...

  • Neighbourhood plans strengthened by government

    Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 in News news

    Protection increased for neighbourhood plans so that they are no longer deemed out-of-date unless there is a significant lack of land supply in the wider local authority area...

  • Finance and new advice for estate regeneration

    Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 in News news

    Planning’s role in transforming neighbourhoods is highlighted as the government announces an additional £32m of funding to help regenerate neglected housing estates...

  • New poll paints bleak picture of planning resources

    Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 in News news

    Joint research finds that over 90 per cent of local authorities believe the government’s housing targets will be impossible to meet due to a lack of planning resources...

  • Developers who quashed Sussex neighbourhood plan lose appeal

    Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 in News news

    Javid refuses appeal for redevelopment of the former Sandgate Nurseries, a decision that comes after the developers successfully challenged the lawfulness of the approved Henfield Neighbourhood Plan…

  • Javid allows out of town Sainsbury’s development at Southport

    Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 in News news

    Javid agrees that a Sainsbury’s store should be approved for a Southport out-of-town retail park, stating that the scheme would not harm the vitality of the town centre...

  • Planning round-up 15 December 2016

    Published: Thursday, 15th December 2016 in News news

    Developers criticise Greater Manchester strategy for lack of ambition, Bristol’s Broadmead revamp, Sheffield mulls urban outdoor facility, And more stories...

  • Report warns of 'inappropriate' development in National Parks

    Published: Thursday, 8th December 2016 in News news

    A report published this week by three key conservation bodies highlights the threat to National Parks from major developments and fracking...

  • Three new rail stations proposed for Leeds in ambitious transport strategy

    Published: Thursday, 8th December 2016 in News news

    Leeds City Council has unveiled proposals for three new rail stations and an airport rail link as part of a planned £270m investment in transport for the city...