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We are determined to make the most of Liverpool City Region’s devolved powers.
A commentary on the government’s sudden interest in good house design
Up and down the country, the essence of what place is and how people identify themselves within their community varies, mirroring varying levels of engagement with and reliance on the public sector.
Local authorities are central in how people identify with their surroundings – a sense with important implications for public services.
Connected Places Catapult chief Nicola Yates urges councils to plan for the future before it happens
Scottish-style powers may be considered in English regions as part of spending review.
The government’s criteria for much of its housing funding risks exacerbating the divides exposed by the Brexit referendum
What does the future hold for the companies and joint ventures created to get around the borrowing cap?
The use of permitted development rights is costing communities and council planning teams dear – but the government wants to extend them
Successful completion of Northern Powerhouse Rail is reliant on the full completion of HS2, a parliamentary committee has been told.
We must choose between a well-funded planning system and one that just ticks boxes.
Medway Council has approved the purchase of the lease on the Pentagon shopping centre in Chatham town centre for £45m.
Andy Burnham says message from minister in parliament differs from advice received from civil servants
Artifi cial intelligence and human insight can combine to solve major problems but good governance and accountability are essential.
Review suggests appeal wait times could be cut by five months
Uncertainty over Brexit leads to conflict between Brighton & Hove City Council and developer Crest Nicholson over flagship regeneration scheme
Commentary on online retail menacing more than business rates
Concern expressed over councils’ increased reliance on business rates and government’s permitted development rights expansion
Local government will want to send out a warm welcome to a new report on planning in England.
“Mandating biodiversity net gain puts the environment at the heart of planning and development,” says environment secretary Michael Gove