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Earlier this year, a committee of MPs warned that major changes are needed to secure the future of town centres. David Edwards of Place-Make says there are reasons to be optimistic.
According to research from London Councils and the LCCI, 80% of businesses surveyed support giving councils more freedoms to fund and build infrastructure.
An analysis of all local plans across England, by the Right to Build Task Force has revealed that 58% of local planning authorities have,...
Parker Strategic Land has submitted an outline planning application for a new 1,200-home neighbourhood on the eastern edge of Leicester.
The government has revised its Housing Delivery Test result for Lewes District Council following a successful legal challenge by the local authority.
James Harris and Stefan Webb discuss their collaboration looking at how the planning system can adopt new technologies to improve efficiency and free up planners to plan.
The Boroughmuir restoration will include the redevelopment of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic school buildings and will bring over £45m of economic benefits to the local area.
Ogilvie Construction has begun construction on a new £30m scheme to provide 283 new flats on Wellheads Road in Dyce for Aberdeen City Council.
The High Court has rejected an action brought against Ashford Borough Council by Bellamile Ltd opposing the Ashford Local Plan 2030.
The MHCLG has announced that it will work in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to update the England Enforcement Handbook.
Local people will be able to see how every pound of property developers’ money, levied on new buildings, is spent supporting the new homes their community needs.
Local authorities are providing housing again. Why is this, how is it being achieved and what could be done to support councils? Professor Janice Morphet of University College London discusses new research looking at these questions.
Cheshire West and Chester Council Members have adopted the Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan (Part Two) presented to full Council.
Councillors are to consider the next phase of Cheshire East’s development plan, which will provide the framework for housing, employment and other key infrastructure sites up to 2030.
A planner’s guide to help local authorities support more community-led housing development has been launched by Community First Yorkshire.
Walters has been announced as the principal contractor for the development of the £10m Brocastle Highway and Infrastructure works.
Plans to build 87 affordable homes on the site of the former headquarters of East Dunbartonshire Council in Kirkintilloch have moved one step closer.
Glasgow City Council has considered plans to deliver the first phase of new community hubs across the city, which is expected to cost £20m.
Glasgow City Council are considering proposals for the £25m transformation of Custom House Quay, which sits on the north bank of the River Clyde.
A programme of works for an ambitious residential-led mixed use development on Queen Street in Aberdeen is to be developed this summer.
Plans have been unveiled for The Bolton College of Medical Sciences (BCMS), a state-of-the-art training facility that will go before Bolton Council’s planning committee next month.
UK architecture firm PRP has been appointed by Cornwall Council to design the outline planning proposal for the regeneration of Pydar in Truro.
Place Plans may not be the best known mechanism for community-led planning but their flexible, collaborative nature make them a valuable tool for planners and residents alike.
Plans for a £40m investment programme to improve roads and footways in Renfrewshire have been announced.
An increase in local authority highway maintenance budgets is stemming the decline in the condition of the local road network, according to the latest ALARM survey.
A multi-million pound investment package to transform Ayrshire has been given the green light by three Ayrshire Councils and the UK and Scottish governments.