PLANNING APPLICATIONS

development-led regeneration

The impact of developer-led regeneration on Greater Manchester

Professor Karel Williams of Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester explores regeneration in Greater Manchester.
Granton

Edinburgh council announces plans to transform Granton on Edinburgh’s waterfront

The City of Edinburgh Council is set to regenerate Granton on Edinburgh's waterfront with plans to build 4,000 new homes, services and retail spaces.
Wretchwick Green

Wretchwick Green JV receives planning approval

A revised planning application for Wretchwick Green in Bicester from Wates Developments and Redrow Homes has received approval from Cherwell District Council’s Planning Committee
Planning permission

Planning permission granted for more than 350,000 new homes

Planning permission was granted for more than 350,000 new homes across 20,076 sites in the year up to June 2018
south quay

LBS Properties secures deal for 48-storey South Quay residential tower

London developer LBS Properties has landed planning permission to build a 48-storey mixed-use development adjacent to Canary Wharf.
affordable housing

Failed planning system halts affordable housing in UK’s deprived areas

The latest report from the Town and Country Planning Association has revealed that a failed planning system is delivering next to no new affordable housing in England's most deprived areas.
planning fees

Planners call for councils to raise planning fees to cover admin costs

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has urged the HM Treasury ahead of the Autumn Budget to allow local authorities in England to raise planning fees to cover the entire costs of the planning application function, if they choose to
council housing

Lovell to boost council housing in Liverpool

Lovell Homes, on behalf of Foundations, has submitted a detailed planning application for a £14m council housing development in Liverpool
urban village

Newby submits plans for £250 million urban village in Newcastle

North Yorkshire developer, Newby has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council for a £250 million urban village to be built on the former Calders cite on Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle.
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

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