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.

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.
May 31, 2019
On Tuesday 28 May SP Broadway held a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion with Cllr Teresa O’Neill, Leader of Bexley Council.
May 10, 2019
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that a record number of City Hall backed affordable homes were started in the capital last year. Work began on 14,544 new affordable homes (of which 3,991 were homes for social rent) in London in 2018.
April 26, 2019
We've put together a round-up of all you need to know ahead of next week's local elections, when 151 local councils will be holding full elections.
April 5, 2019
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey has positioned Labour as the party to resolve the housing crisis, outlining Labour’s answers to the problem and placing housing at the centre of any future Labour government.
March 29, 2019
The Campaign to Protect Rural England have stated that there is enough brownfield land in England to build one million new homes, which it says reduces the need to build on the Green Belt.
March 15, 2019
Last week’s Spring Statement went largely under the radar, with political coverage focused on the key  Brexit votes in the House of Commons, however Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond made some important announcements about housing.
March 8, 2019
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has warned against “talking down” the British housing market in the run-up to Brexit.
February 22, 2019
This month the British Property Federation held its residential conference which was addressed by Minister for Housing Kit Malthouse, who was at pains to reiterate the Government’s commitment to delivering 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s.
February 15, 2019
An independent review into planning appeals has concluded that the lengthy process could be reduced by up to 5 months. The review was authored by Chair of the Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries, Bridget Rosewell CBE.
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