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.

January 17, 2020
Following a string of housing announcements made recently, Esther McVey has unveiled an £8 million cash boost this week to help progress plans for communities across England.
January 10, 2020
This week saw a further development on the controversial South Oxfordshire Local Plan, with the Secretary of State giving the council until 31 January to outline any “exceptional circumstances” as to why it does not have a Local Plan in place.
December 20, 2019
Following his stunning General Election win, the Sun reports that Boris Johnson will be bringing forward a series of ‘controversial’ planning reforms to take effect in the new year.
December 6, 2019
We have covered some key policies relating to planning and development that both the We have covered some key policies relating to planning and development that both the Labour and Conservative parties have committed to.Labour and Conservative parties have committed to.
November 22, 2019
Following the head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday, substantial policy announcements by both main parties have started in earnest.
November 15, 2019
This article, the third in our series, will cover the planning policy of the Liberal Democrats.
November 8, 2019
We look ahead to the Labour manifesto, and examine policies that may be included in the final document.
November 1, 2019
We look ahead to the Conservative manifesto, and examine policies that may be included in the final document.
October 25, 2019
Speaking at an event organised by Policy Exchange and Create Streets, Robert Jenrick urged a “systemic change” in developers approach to design.
October 18, 2019
This article was written by John Howell, who is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Henley and an Associate of SP Broadway. John is a licensed Arbitrator and was involved in the writing of the first NPPF.
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Events
Cllr Paul Bettison
April 28, 2020
Cllr Tony Page
March 31, 2020
Cllr Alan Jarrett
March 12, 2020