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.

July 21, 2017
Backbench Conservative MPs have spoken in Parliament in support of localism, urging the Government to strengthen the hand of communities in the neighbourhood planning process.
July 21, 2017
A number of newspapers reported last week that the Government is about to launch an all-out push for new homes, in local authorities where housing demand is highest.
July 14, 2017
DCLG Junior Minister Jakes Berry MP has confirmed that the Government intends to deliver 23,000 new homes in new towns over the course of the parliament.
July 14, 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has invited councils and housing associations to bid into a new £3.15bn London affordable homes fund.
July 14, 2017
Clive Betts, Member of Parliament for Sheffield South East, has been re-elected as Chairman of the Local Government and Communities Select Committee.
July 7, 2017
Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that his Department is to issue a consultation on local plan housing assessments later this month.
July 7, 2017
The Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund has been launched, with the intention of easing local opposition to new housing.
June 30, 2017
The Conservatives have confirmed that they hope to deliver 400,000 new affordable homes by 2020.
Politics of Planning
Case Studies
New food store
Shropshire Council
Elderly accommodation
Stockport Borough Council
Mixed-use redevelopment
Vale of White Horse District Council
130 homes
Runnymede Borough Council
Gerrards Cross
6 apartments
South Bucks District Council
350 homes
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
145 houses
Harrogate Borough Council
4,254 houses
Vale of White Horse District Council
200 houses
South Somerset District Council
New food store
Chelmsford City Council