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.

April 20, 2018
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey have launched their Green Paper on housing -‘Housing for the Many’.
April 13, 2018
Waverley Borough Council has expressed its frustration at the prospect of spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on legal fees fighting a judicial review of its Local Plan.
April 6, 2018
We are delighted to have been able to provide political, community and media relations support for 1,800 new homes (including 540 affordable homes) recently granted planning consent in Waverley.
March 23, 2018
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has announced £300 million of Government funding to unlock thousands of new homes.
March 16, 2018
On Wednesday 14th March SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast discussion with Cllr Simon Dudley, Leader of Leader of Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council.
March 9, 2018
In her speech to the National Planning Conference last week, Prime Minister Theresa May outlined key changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, which are now out for consultation
March 2, 2018
Balmoral Estates, the Queen’s Highland summer residence, has had its application to build a hydroelectric power scheme challenged, demonstrating that even Her Majesty’s plans can be called-in!
February 23, 2018
A Kantar Public poll of 2,500 adults in the UK has found that 31% of the British public rank affordable housing as one of their top three priorities, with only healthcare ranking higher.
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. 
Politics of Planning
Case Studies
1,800 new homes
Waverley Borough Council
2,204 new homes
Malvern Hills District Council, Wychavon District Council, Worcester City Council
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
Cllr James Swindlehurst
June 05, 2018
Cllr Georgia Gould
April 25, 2018