A minimum of 976,000 new homes could be built on identified brownfield sites, according to a report published today by countryside group the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) which claims that brownfield land is 'far from finite'.
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The Institute of Economic Development's annual conference took place in west London earlier this month. Here are five things we learned about planning and economic development at the event:
A London borough's refusal of a request to convert a large Twickenham office block into 41 new homes has been overturned by a planning inspector.
Developers dislike numerous aspects of the fixed-rate levy that many councils impose on planning permissions, but would struggle to identify an alternative method of setting their contributions to infrastructure, according to the industry's umbrella group.3 comments
- Town Planner Cheffins Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
- Economic Consultant (Senior to Director level) Thatcher Associates London
- Regional Planning Manager - Hertfordshire Lewis Davey Watford, Hertfordshire
- Planning Officer Herefordshire Council County of Herefordshire
- Senior Town Planners Persimmon Homes Surrey, Essex, Northamptonshire, Hampshire
- PLANNING RELATIONS OFFICER London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Hammersmith and Fulham, London (Greater)
- Assistant Planner/Planner (Bristol) Beach Baker Property Recruitment Bristol, City of Bristol
- Planner / Senior Planner (Birmingham) Beach Baker Property Recruitment Birmingham, West Midlands
- Senior/Associate Planner (Devon) Beach Baker Property Recruitment Devon
- Associate Director Thatcher Associates Berkshire
In a word, scale is the perception of size. Cities are shaped by, and grow through, their transport systems.
When the planning minister, Greg Clark, announced the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework, he said: "Planning must be a creative exercise - finding ways to enhance and improve the places in which we live. This should be a collective enterprise, but in recent years planning has tended to exclude, rather than to include, people and communities."
Government is bringing in reforms to the agency responsible for protecting the nation's heritage assets. Emma Watton explains.
Greater Manchester could push for its new city-region mayor to have call-in powers on major schemes, according to a council chief.
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