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Financial viability planning

Fine margins: Financial viability takes centre stage in planning process

Financial viability of property developments is taking on an increasingly important role in the planning and plan-making process, according to a new report.
social value planning process

New guidance on how to embed social value into the planning...

The Social Value Portal has launched new guidance on how to embed social value into the planning process.
Shepshed homes, Godwin

Godwin submits plans for new homes in Shepshed, Leicestershire

Godwin Developments today has submitted outline plans for new family homes on land south of Ashby Road Central, in the Leicestershire town of Shepshed.
Planning system, digitalisation, digital systems

How digitalisation can improve the planning system

With the government pushing for a more data-driven planning system, Emily Scoones, business development lead at SiteSolve powered by Ramboll, argues there is an opportunity to capitalise on the potential benefits of digitalisation.
planning system reforms

Government’s planning reforms ‘lack detail’

The housing, communities and local government committee has warned that the government's proposed planning system reforms 'lack detail'.
digital planning tools

10 councils to test the use of digital planning tools

Housing minister, Christopher Pincher, has announced a £1.1m fund to test the use of digital planning tools and data standards across 10 local areas.
Planning system, data

Digitisation: The future of planning

Alex Wrottesley of Landmark Information argues that digitisation and geospatial data will be essential to making the system more productive.
Kingsley Road, Harrogate housing,

Richborough Estates completes Harrogate land sale

Richborough Estates has completed the sale of an 18-acre residential development site in Harrogate to homebuilder Redrow.
London Plan

The London Plan: 7 areas to deliver a legacy of sustainable...

Andrew Dowell, a senior planner at Ingleton Wood’s London office, casts his expert eye over the London Plan – the fraught 500-page vision to reshape our post-Covid capital over the next 20 years – and has picked out seven key areas that could seal its fate.

Plans underway for the North Walsham high street

North Norfolk District Council has appointed Influence to the townscaping element of the North Walsham high street heritage action zone project, along with partners.
Greenwich campus

Plans in for Greenwich campus and 294 new homes

London South East Colleges and housing association, L&Q have submitted plans to redevelop its campus in Greenwich, including the delivery of 294 new homes.
successful placemaking

My top 5 masterplans: Successful placemaking in action

Jonathan Tarbatt, director of Corstorphine + Wright, sets out, in no particular order, his top five masterplans and what lessons they offer for successful placemaking.
spatial framework

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Are we witnessing the rebirth of regional planning?

As the government commits to developing a Spatial Framework plan across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, Nick Stafford, GB operations director at Tetra Tech Planning, explores the implications of this for the UK’s planning industry.
Birmingham redevelopment, Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham’s Southside £9.5m redevelopment to start next month

The estimated £9.5m scheme will deliver improved walking and cycling routes to New Street Station and a new public square adjacent to Birmingham Hippodrome.

Green light for new business district in Tunbridge Wells

U+I has been granted planning permission from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to transform 30-acres of open green belt land in Kent into a new green business community.
planning and housing location data,

Review to leverage planning and housing location data

The Geospatial Commission has launched a new review to identify the challenges and opportunities for leveraging planning and housing location data.
planning departments,

Taking a digital first approach to planning

Dave Mann, managing director at dxw, explores how planning departments can build shared digital capabilities and cultures that support agile digital services.
new homes harrogate, affordable homes, homes england

Homes England acquires two development sites in Harrogate

Homes England has acquired two new sites in Harrogate, unlocking land for over 800 new homes, with room for 40% affordable homes.
Housing scheme, new homes, weymouth,

Lovell and Abri to build £120m housing scheme in Weymouth

Lovell Southern, part of the £3bn Morgan Sindall Group, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Abri to build 500 homes as an urban extension.
Care homes,

Green light for new care home in West Sussex

Nexus Planning has secured planning permission at appeal for a much-needed 66-bed care home in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.
new developments

All new developments must meet local design standards, says Jenrick

All new developments must meet local standards of beauty, quality and design, under new proposals outlined by housing secretary Robert Jenrick.
England housing, new homes,

Government sets out plans to regenerate England’s cities

Plans for England to recover from the pandemic and help provide much-needed new homes have been set out by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick today (16 December).
new homes in Farington Moss

Go-ahead for 520 new homes in Farington Moss

Keepmoat Homes has been given the green light by South Ribble Borough Council to build 520 new homes in Farington Moss.
build to rent, randalls way, Mole Valley

Committee resolution secured for build-to-rent scheme in Mole Valley

Nexus Planning has secured Committee resolution to grant for Randalls Way, the first build-to-rent development in Mole Valley.
planning process, technology,

Technology can transform the planning process

Alex Tosetti, chief commercial officer of VU.CITY, explores how technology can transform the planning process.
planning system, SME housebuilders

One in three housebuilders want ‘broken planning system’ fixed

One in three housebuilders want the ‘broken’ planning system fixed to boost construction activity, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper.

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