PLANNING SYSTEM

digitising planning

Digitising planning – developing trust and engagement

John Twitchen, PCSG’s Head of Cities and Communities calls for planners to digitise planning and notes the benefits for all parties involved in the process
Neighbourhood Planning Act

What impact will new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act have?

The insertion of new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act could have significant consequences for the sector. DLA Piper's Vanessa Ralph explains   The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  Not yet in force, section 14 of the 2017 Act inserts a new section 100ZA into...
planning application process

Changing the landscape of the planning application process

Karen Howard, Partner at DLA Piper explains how new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act could impact the planning application process Important legislation was introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 ("Act") which could change the landscape of the planning application process. Fundamental new provisions enable the...
Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations: What does it mean for planning?

Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations: What does it mean for planning?

Tom Wells, Head of Environmental Planning and Assessment at CBRE UK, summarises the key changes in Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
Three top tips to ensure that you get building control approval first time

Three top tips to ensure that you get building control approval first time

Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director at Planning Portal, offers guidance on getting building control approval the first time
The PlanTech era exhibition

The PlanTech era: Improving the UK planning system

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer at Future Cities Catapult, Nicola Yates, talks to PBC Today about the dawn of the PlanTech era In June 2017, Future Cities Catapult curated a series of events to celebrate the arrival of the PlanTech era – the revolution that’s exploring how digital innovation, urban...
Language used in conservation legislation can lead to misinterpretation

Language used in conservation legislation can lead to misinterpretation

What’s in a word? Mark Thackerey BSC TP MRTPI, Principle Consultant at Walsingham Planning explains why it’s difficult to interpret conservation legislation The English language is wonderfully diverse, with umpteen/loads/lots of words meaning the same thing and still more with the subtlest variance in their meaning. It is the greatest...
The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

The rise of the tech sector and how planners can support its evolution

As the UK’s tech sector goes from strength to strength, Idox’s Donna Gardiner looks at the role of planning and policy in fostering its future growth
Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

Councils should be given a greater role to solve the housing crisis

A new report suggests the key to solving the UK’s ongoing housing crisis is to give local councils more power to buy and sell land
Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

Land owned by TfL can be used to build more homes, more quickly

A new report has set out a series of recommendations to help Transport for London build more homes on land owned by the organisation
What do the results of the General Election mean for construction and housing?

What do the results of the General Election mean for construction and housing?

The construction industry is facing yet another upheaval as the results of the General Election see the Conservatives scrabbling to create a coalition government
New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

New towns and garden cities promised by Labour ahead of General Election

Labour will increase housebuilding through a new generation of towns and garden cities if they win the General Election
NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

NACSBA calls on government to boost custom and self build housing in the UK

Housing cannot afford to fall off the political agenda and the government should be looking at the scope of custom and self build housing to help tackle the crisis
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