Planning inspectors have backed a Welsh council's local development plan (LDP) following an earlier suspension of the examination into the document over concerns that it had failed to address a shortfall in housing supply sites.
A masterplan for a 3,500-home scheme on the River Thames opposite Canary Wharf has been submitted to the London Borough of Lewisham for approval.
The new boss of national housing and regeneration quango the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has said that he wants to prove the organisation's value to the government.
The first 45 projects to take advantage of a £1 billion government fund to support the provision of private sector rented homes have been announced.
A new transport agency should be set up in England's North East to take on strategic transport planning powers and fund major projects, according to a report by Labour peer Lord Adonis.
The government's housing and regeneration agency has said that it disposed of land for 4,700 new homes and created more than 322,000 square metres of employment space in the past year.
- Pickles approves 300 Leicestershire homes
- Plans for 510-home Yorkshire scheme rejected
- Report identifies need for 93,000 homes in Cambridgeshire by 2031
- Fresh housing assessment to delay joint core strategy
- Councils query exemptions from office conversion
- New change of use rules 'won't apply to empty new offices'
- Inspector backs Cotswolds homes despite AONB harm
- Green light for 2,750-home Towcester scheme
- DCLG expects only slight rise in office conversions following rule change
- Northern Ireland 'urban village' plan to boost community cohesion
- Responses reveal overwhelming opposition to extensions plan
- Pickles approves 366 Newcastle green field homes
Housing continues to climb the political agenda, as does UKIP. One of UKIP's weapons is local planning issues.
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From this month, business-led Local Enterprise Partnerships will be given funding to draw up sub-regional growth plans. How will these fit into the planning system, asks John Geoghegan .
Mid Suffolk is the only local authority to have completed the revision of an adopted local plan to bring it into line with the NPPF. How did it do it so promptly, asks Ben Cook .
The Homes and Communities Agency director is examining which planning gain deals are inhibiting housebuilding.
By the end of this month, two regional strategies will have been revoked. But most remain in force. Ben Cook asks how the protracted abolition process has affected development.
The 45 judges involved in this year's Regeneration & Renewal Awards have chosen their 14 winners. Colin Marrs and Stuart Watson report on what made these schemes stand out.
Thirty years ago, Lord Heseltine accused planning of stifling growth. His new report argues that the problem remains, reports Richard Garlick .
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