PLANNING SYSTEM

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

A new planning communications service, which aims to support developers throughout a project has been launched by GK Strategy
Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Speeding up the “drip-fed” housebuilding process requires serious planning reforms, says think tank Civitas
Sustainable drainage policies need to be put into action in order to prevent future flooding

Sustainable drainage policies must target flood risks

The government must implement sustainable drainage policies more comprehensively says the Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee
Commons select committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

Commons Select Committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been taken to task over equality of access to the public environment and accessible housing
Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Cities are sitting on useful planning data. They must learn how to make use of this, says Stefan Webb, Head of Projects at Future Cities Catapult

Ensuring drainage systems are sustainable must be a focus for planning consultants

Stuart Pearce, Managing Director, GeoSmart Information explains the importance of planning developments with sustainable drainage systems in mind
How has the UK garden developed and changed over the years?

How has the UK garden developed and changed over the years?

ArborForest highlight the transformation of the UK garden and how it has evolved from a practical use post-war to a place of relaxation today Over time, homes have been shrinking, meaning our gardens are getting smaller. Compared to those built in 1920, the British home has halved in size, and...
What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

Sarah Chilcott, MD at Planning Portal, discusses how her organisation is evolving within a digital landscape to ensure Approved Documents remain accessible
Small housing developments dominate London’s pipeline, but only provide one in five homes

Small housing developments dominate London’s pipeline, but only provide one in five homes

More support is needed for small housing developments to ensure demand for new property in the capital is met, says new analysis
Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

A proposal from the Scottish government to raise planning application fees has been challenged by housebuilders
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Big data project will help urban planners build a picture of Glasgow

An innovative big data project will create a dynamic picture of the city of Glasgow to help urban planners to develop solutions to challenges facing cities
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Building control service launched by online planning application firm

The Planning Portal has launched a new building control service that will streamline the process of submitting online applications to LABC departments
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Online planning applications website gets revamp of it digital service

The Planning Portal, the online planning applications website, has launched a new website and improved its digital service