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 7, 2018
On Thursday 6th December 2018, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning lunch in the Carlton Club with President of the Town and Country Planning Association and former Planning Minister Nick Raynsford.
November 30, 2018
Homes England have announced a marked increase in the commencement of new homes in the last six months - however they have been criticised by Labour over the number of these homes that are for social rent.
November 23, 2018
Last week the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford published the ‘Raynsford Review’ – a review into the planning system in England, commissioned by the Town and Country Planning Association.
November 16, 2018
Secretary of State James Brokenshire has announced that a net total of 222,190 additional homes were delivered in 2017/18, the highest number of new homes across England in all but one of the last 31 years.
November 9, 2018
On 3 November, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire announced a new Commission to “tackle the challenge of poor-quality design and build of homes and places, across the country."
November 2, 2018
Sir Oliver Letwin MP’s review into the slow buildout of housing developments has been published, concluding that a new set of planning rules should be formulated to speed up the construction of developments of over 1,500 homes.
October 19, 2018
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new £10 millon ‘Homebuilding Capacity Fund’ to increase London borough councils’ housing and planning staff.
SP Broadway hosts Politics of Planning Breakfast with Cllr Tony Dignum, Leader of Chichester District Council
October 12, 2018
On Friday 12 October SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion at Chichester Cathedral with Leader of Chichester District Council, Cllr Tony Dignum .
October 5, 2018
Last week, SP Broadway attended the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, where amongst the continuing debate over a Brexit deal, housing featured high on the agenda.
September 28, 2018
At last week’s Labour Party conference in Liverpool, Shadow Minister for Planning Roberta Blackman-Woods launched the party’s first ‘Planning Commission’.