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.

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.
June 21, 2019
Minister of State for Housing Kit Malthouse MP has asked developers to build the “conservation areas of the future” to move housing delivery away the “blank ubiquity” of modern developments.
June 14, 2019
On Friday 14th June SP Broadway held a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion with Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council.
June 7, 2019
The Labour Party have published a report entitled “Land for the Many”, proposing far-reaching changes to the way that land is owned and used in UK. It makes several key recommendations for the party to consider as part of its policy development process.
May 31, 2019
Twelve candidates have declared their intention to run for Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, and they all have their own views on housing and planning - some more vocal than others. Here's a list of the candidates, along with their odds of making it into No.10.
Politics of Planning
Case Studies
74 new homes…
Runnymede Borough Council
94 new homes
Waverley Borough Council
518 new homes…
London Borough of Bexley
Post consent amendments…
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Mineral extraction
Buckinghamshire County Council
394 new homes
Havering Borough Council
90 new homes
Stroud District Council
3,500 new homes
South Cambridgeshire District Council
1,800 new homes
Waverley Borough Council
2,204 new homes
Malvern Hills District Council, Wychavon District Council, Worcester City Council