More power over planning decisions should be devolved to UK local authorities to 'accelerate the implementation of infrastructure projects', international finance body the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended.
More than half of England's local planning authorities applied to opt out of controversial plans to make it easier for offices to convert into homes, the government has revealed.
Plans for a new Thames road crossing linking Kent and Essex have been published for consultation.
A draft environmental statement setting out the likely impacts of the first phase of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project has been published for consultation by the Department for Transport (DfT).
'Centrally imposed constraints' on a funding mechanism pioneered in the US should be removed to allow London boroughs to invest in infrastructure and drive regeneration schemes, a report has concluded.
The business case for the HS2 high-speed rail project contains 'little' supporting evidence to prove that the link will help to rebalance the economy by boosting regional economic growth, according to a report by the public spending watchdog.
- New change of use rules 'won't apply to empty new offices'
- HS2 announces fresh tunnelling plan
- Crossrail Two consultation begins
- Greater Manchester authorities revise retail levy rates
- Longer HS2 tunnel considered to allow Leicestershire rail freight hub
- DCLG expects only slight rise in office conversions following rule change
- 17 authorities gain exemption from office conversion rules
- Pickles blocks mixed-use Salford scheme
- Two HS2 bills included in Queen's Speech
- Relaxed planning rules for telecoms equipment proposed
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