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.

January 18, 2019
On Thursday 17 January SP Broadway were delighted to attend a breakfast meeting with James Murray, London's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development.
January 11, 2019
On Wednesday 9 January SP Broadway were delighted to attend a reception with Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (representing Secretary of State James Brokenshire).
January 4, 2019
Kit Malthouse MP has asked developers to “keep calm and keep building”, in a bid to push housing delivery up to the Government's target of 300,000 homes a year by the mid 2020s – a number not achieved since 1969.
December 14, 2018
The Government has expressed its support to continuing and reforming the system of developer contributions to make them “more transparent, efficient and accountable.” 
December 7, 2018
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has warned that a no-deal Brexit could lead to years of traffic chaos at Dover due to restrictive planning rules.
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."
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
Events
Cllr Ian Ward
June 14, 2019
Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE
May 28, 2019
Cllrs Mark Dance & Mike Whiting
April 24, 2019