planning policy

Industry experts share opinions on Government planning policy

A podcast hosted by the Kings Chambers has shed light on industry opinions regarding the Government’s new planning policy
Housing Refusals

Over 6,000 housing refusals overturned on appeal

Over 6,000 new homes will now be built after councillors’ objections were overturned on appeal, new research has revealed
UK planning

The Raynsford Review: Making planning fit for purpose?

Could the Raynsford Review of Planning, which published its interim findings in June, give the UK’s much-maligned system an overhaul that everyone can get behind? Gary Stephens of planning consultancy Marrons Planning takes a look
fracking companies

Poll reveals Conservative councillors at odds with government fracking plans

A new poll published by the CPRE and Friends of the Earth has revealed that an overwhelming majority (80%) of Conservative councillors believe that planning applications should be required in areas where fracking companies have a license to drill
Planning system

Regeneration of Scottish village shows why planning needs new approaches

A 10-year plan to regenerate Stromness in Orkney was the overall winner of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Planning for Excellence Awards and can show the way forward for planning and transforming communities across the UK, says the institute’s director of Scotland and Ireland, Craig McLaren
Planning protocol

Essex Planning Protocol paves the way for housing growth

With Essex experiencing significant growth, the county’s councils have collaborated with housebuilders and developers to create a Planning Protocol that will support the delivery of more affordable, quality housing. Alethea Evans, principal planning consultant at Place Services at Essex County Council, explains how it came about

Placemaking, planning and design: Peeling back the layers

Placemaking is central to contemporary planning ethos – but what does it really mean for a physical project? David Edwards takes a look
National Planning Policy Framework

Revised National Planning Policy Framework pledges quality designed homes

The revised National Planning Policy Framework pledges to build attractive and better-designed homes in areas where they are needed most
planning appeal

Chair announced for review into planning appeal inquiries

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has today (22 June) announced the appointment of Bridget Rosewell to chair the Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries
right to build task force

Right to Build Task Force offer expert advice to organisations delivering community-led housing

Five organisations working to deliver more Custom and Self Build housing opportunities via community-led projects will receive tailored expert advice from the Right to Build Task force
permission in principle

Permission in principle applications go live

A new way to gain planning permission has arrived today (1 June), applications for permission in principle (PIP) for small housing developments can now be made to local authorities in England
Raynsford Review

CPRE react to interim report of the Raynsford Review

CPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May)
affordable housing

UK councils in dire need for affordable housing

A report conducted by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) suggests that 63% of UK councils are struggling to secure affordable housing due to deregulation of planning and lack of investment.

Affordable Housing: A Focus on Construction

The Homeowners Survey of 2018 states that people living in the UK today are more concerned about property prices and availability of homes than they were 5 years ago. With home quality also a concern these findings equate to an overall lack of confidence in the housing sector

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