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.

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.
September 13, 2019
Since 2013, when the Coalition Government introduced a new raft of delegated legislation, permitted development rights have become a semi-permanent feature of the planning system. Develo...
August 5, 2019
The new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, has set out his current thinking in a wide-ranging piece for ConservativeHome, published on 03/08/19.
July 25, 2019
In an extensive reshuffle on Wednesday evening, Boris Johnson sacked almost two thirds of the Cabinet he inherited from Theresa May, and brought a number of fresh faces in.
July 19, 2019
On Wednesday 17th July SP Broadway held a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion with Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning at Brent Council.
July 12, 2019
The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission has recommended that policy should encourage the redevelopment of out-of-town supermarkets and retail parks into mixed-use communities.
July 5, 2019
At the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester, the Housing Secretary James Brokenshire spoke about his plans for plugging the funding gap for local authorities when dealing with planning applications.
June 28, 2019
We are delighted that leading Liberal Democrat Lord Goddard has joined SP Broadway as a consultant.
Politics of Planning
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