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A greater level of civic participation must be required in the development of cities, or society will adopt a “top-down approach” led by tech companies, academics have warned.
A high court judge suggested in March that guidance should be updated to help “address any misunderstandings” surrounding viability assessments
An independent investigation found the councillor had “not promoted and supported high standards of conduct”
LGC understands there will be no strings attached to the way extra flexibility is used
More green belt land was released in 2017-18 than in any previous year to date, new statistics from the Ministry of Communities, Housing & Local Government show.
Supporting the new vehicles will involve balancing three competing demands
The commission chair said it wanted the review aims to increase public involvement in the planning process.
”Developers can now get straight on with building homes, rather than overcoming the barriers to build”
James Brokenshire said the government recognises flexibilities will deliver fewer homes initially but should help deliver more homes in the long term
Series of policy changes to help local authorities deliver new infrastructure and communities outlined by MPs
“We need to move forward now and ensure Bristol is fit for the demands of a modern, thriving and well-connected city”
London’s biggest challenge is not unique to the British capital
Calls for greater devolution of powers to appease frustrations about varying investment levels in different parts of the country
Frim successfully appeals rejection of plans for exploratory mining - the second time it has done so in recent months
460,000 homes are expected to be built on land that will soon be released from the green belt
Swindon BC has ambitious plans for town centre regeneration rooted in its historic role in Brunel’s Great Western Railway.
Fears councils will have less control over decisions about where development takes place
The right measure would let planners determine whether a project would be socially beneficial
LGA criticises proposed introduction of housing delivery test that will report on the number of homes delivered, rather than planned for, in areas
Mayor aims to fund the £1.5bn to £1.7bn project by getting “as much money through private funding as possible”