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.

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.
October 11, 2019
On Wednesday 9 October, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, suspended South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) local plan process.
October 4, 2019
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, delivered a keynote speech to the party faithful at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, suggesting a range of new policies to tackle the housing crisis.
September 27, 2019
Last Wednesday SP Broadway held a Politics of Planning lunch with Cty Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council.
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Events
Cllr Tony Page
March 31, 2020
Cllr Alan Jarrett
March 12, 2020
Cllr Gavin Callaghan
February 12, 2020