Farrell: planning must be more proactive

Farrell: planning must be more proactive

Planning and planners need to be 'much more proactive' in order to ensure quality placemaking, architect Sir Terry Farrell has said.

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Tories pledge to build 100,000 discounted homes on employment land, reports say

Tories pledge to build 100,000 discounted homes on employment land, reports say

The Conservatives have promised to deliver 100,000 new discounted homes for young people by building on formerly commercial and public sector-owned brownfield land, according to press reports.

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Development benefit pilot forecast to face reluctance from authorities

Development benefit pilot forecast to face reluctance from authorities

Local authorities' appetite to pilot a government scheme for reducing opposition to development by making payments to nearby residents may be limited by the complexity of deciding who should receive the benefit, experts have said.

Labour commits to brownfield agenda

Labour commits to brownfield agenda

Labour's shadow planning minister has said the party would strengthen the 'brownfield first' rule as some key party figures called for a renewed focus on urban redevelopment and extensions ahead of stand-alone new towns and garden cities.

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Keeping in with the neighbours

Keeping in with the neighbours

Neighbourhood planning has thrown up new public engagement challenges to community groups, councils and developers. John Geoghegan reports.

Sponsored interview - How real public participation helps enable permissions

Sponsored interview - How real public participation helps enable permissions

Ellie Stevenson from consultation specialist Your Shout answers questions on community participation.

How we did it: Securing poll backing for localism process

How we did it: Securing poll backing for localism process

A Cumbrian town has won public support for its plans to use localism powers in regenerating its centre. Catherine Early reports.

Bonfire of controls: How the latest planning changes will impact on development management

Bonfire of controls: How the latest planning changes will impact on development management

The government has published its latest round of proposals for further reform of the planning system. Richard Lemon assesses their impact on development management.


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