Politics of Planning

Politics of Planning is our weekly planning update, bringing you the news and analysis you need to plot a successful planning course though fast-changing political waters.

February 16, 2018
The number of young adults owning their own home has more than halved, and this could have a big impact on May's local government elections.
February 9, 2018
On Wednesday 14 February, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning roundtable breakfast discussion with at Gatwick Airport with Cllr Peter Lamb on development and planning issues in Crawley Borough. 
February 2, 2018
Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey is considering radical proposals to force landowners to sell land a new ‘Sovereign Land Trust’ at knockdown prices to increase social housebuilding.
January 12, 2018
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Theresa May implemented her first cabinet reshuffle since last June’s General Election, appointing Dominic Raab MP as Minister for Housing and Planning.
January 5, 2018
The Conservatives could lose up to half of their London Boroughs in the Spring 2018 London elections, according to Tory election analyst Lord Hayward.
January 5, 2018
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan makes a statement of intent, as he blocks a large estate regeneration scheme in North London due to an ‘unacceptable’ loss of social homes.
December 22, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we thank our clients and colleagues for another great year. We look forward to providing first-class advice in 2018!
December 1, 2017
The Mayor of London has unveiled his draft London Plan, with a raft of measures designed to increase housebuilding in the capital. The draft Plan sets a target of 66,000 new homes per year in London, a huge increase from the current levels of 29,000.
December 1, 2017
A week on from the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget, a group of housing executives have told the Treasury Select Committee that the measures introduced by the Chancellor will not be sufficient to address the housing crisis.
November 24, 2017
On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning dinner discussion in the Carlton Club on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2017 Budget.
Politics of Planning
Case Studies
65 new homes
Royal Borough of Greenwich
35 new homes
Braintree District Council
New Garden Suburb
Ipswich Borough Council
165 new homes
Wyre Borough Council
New food store
Shropshire Council
Elderly accommodation
Stockport Borough Council
Mixed-use redevelopment
Vale of White Horse District Council
130 homes
Runnymede Borough Council
Gerrards Cross
6 apartments
South Bucks District Council
350 homes
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Cllr Georgia Gould
April 25, 2018