How to resolve funding impasses between the public and private sector

How to resolve funding impasses between the public and private sector

No-one expected the delivery of the country's first garden city for 100 years to be easy. So a recent press report alleging a funding deadlock at Ebbsfleet between the government and developer Land Securities is unlikely to come as a surprise.

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Ministers back fast rail scheme

Ministers back fast rail scheme

Government-backed proposals for an east-west High Speed Three (HS3) rail link between cities in the north of England could transform housing growth, experts have said.

Hull neighbourhood plan bid blocked over size concerns

Hull neighbourhood plan bid blocked over size concerns

Councillors in Hull have blocked the city's first bid to start drawing up a neighbourhood plan because they felt the proposed area covered would be too big.

Protecting 3,000 new homes from flooding

Last week North Lincolnshire Council granted outline planning permission for a major mixed-use development on a site next to the River Trent in Scunthorpe. The Lincolnshire Lakes scheme is intended to provide 3,000 homes, alongside a primary school, youth, community and health centres and commercial space.

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What devolution could mean for planning

What devolution could mean for planning

The government's promise of greater devolved powers for Scotland has been matched by a pledge to empower English city-regions. Richard Garlick assesses the implications.

Three authorities begin preparing orders to boost brownfield housing

Three authorities begin preparing orders to boost brownfield housing

Three councils have started drawing up England's first simplified planning orders to boost brownfield housebuilding, Planning has learned.

Policy summary - Councils and neighbourhoods asked to pilot benefits model

Policy summary - Councils and neighbourhoods asked to pilot benefits model

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Welsh plan set to be replaced

Welsh plan set to be replaced

Welsh councils' local development plans would be required to conform with a new national strategic planning document under proposals contained in a planning bill published this week.


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