Meet the developer: your local council

By Scott Harker A local authority acquires land, proposes to build over 2,000 homes on it, submits a planning application, processes that same application before approving it at its own planning committee. Doesn’t sound like a recipe for transparency, does it? Last week saw the first reading in Parliament of a Bill that could put…

I’d take lockdown over gridlock

By Alex Reid Before the second national lockdown I had to go back to my family home in Gloucestershire to attend a funeral.  Despite the circumstances, I was looking forward to getting back to the villages and lanes I know so well, enjoying their tranquillity and admiring the seasonal change filtering across the surrounding woodlands. …

Public survey on planning system in England launched

By Drew Aspinwall Twelve weeks ago, the Government launched a Planning White Paper proposing an overhaul of the ‘outdated’ planning system and a reform of the way the country builds, with a commitment to getting 300,000 homes built per year. With that consultation period at an end, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG)has…

What the future holds for Planning for the Future: White Paper or Electoral Wipeout? – 12 Weeks of Planning (Episode 12)

By Pearce Branigan Senior Account Executive at Newgate Communications Each week during the 12 week consultation, the Newington team will be analysing an aspect of the proposals in the ‘Planning for the Future’ proposals. Read our latest analysis below to understand how the proposed planning changes will affect your future projects Earlier this summer, the Housing Secretary,…

Where do Neighbourhoods feature in the Plan? – 12 Weeks of Planning (episode 9)

By Aimee Howard Senior Account Executive at Newington Communications Each week during the 12 week consultation, the Newington team will be analysing an aspect of the proposals in the ‘Planning for the Future’ proposals. Read our latest analysis below to understand how the proposed planning changes will affect your future projects The Government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ White…

Beauty, Sustainability and Speed? – 12 Weeks of Planning (episode 8)

By Vincent Carroll-Battaglino Senior Account Manager at Newington Communications Each week during the 12 week consultation, the Newington team will be analysing an aspect of the proposals in the ‘Planning for the Future’ proposals. Read our latest analysis below to understand how the proposed planning changes will affect your future projects The government white paper Planning for the Future establishes…

Local Plans – will a prescriptive approach work – 12 Weeks of Planning (Episode 6)

By Paddy Kent Account Director at Newington Communications Each week during the 12 week consultation, the Newington team will be analysing an aspect of the proposals in the ‘Planning for the Future’ proposals. Read our latest analysis below to understand how the proposed planning changes will affect your future projects This week, we look at the government’s ambition…

Infrastructure Levy – 12 weeks of Planning (episode 4)

By Aimee Howard, Senior Account Executive at Newington Communications Each week during the 12 week consultation, the Newington team will be analysing an aspect of the proposals in the ‘Planning for the Future’ proposals.  Read our latest analysis below to understand how the proposed planning changes will affect your future projects. Our analysis of the…