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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
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
Finn Williams, chief executive of social enterprise Public Practice, on the importance of retaining planning skills in-house
The government should set up a borrowing fund for councils without housing revenue accounts, says the DCN chair
The Raynsford Review describes restoring public confidence in the planning system as “one of our generation’s greatest challenges”
The government has responded to concerns over the viability of developer contributions
Infrastructure lawyers are sceptical about chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement that PFI and PF2 contracts will be abolished
The government is aware of four high-rise buildings with dangerous ACM cladding – resembling that found on the Grenfell Tower – without any plans to remove it, the housing minister has said.
A new government consultation has been launched into whether high street shops should be redeveloped without planning permission.