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.

February 15, 2019
On Wednesday 13 February SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion at the Marriot London County Hall, with Leader of Hertfordshire County Council Cllr David Williams.
February 8, 2019
The Government will fail in its aim to build 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s unless local authorities radically change their approach to town planning, according to a new report by the National Audit Office.
February 1, 2019
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has unveiled £500 million of funding to increase building of affordable homes.
January 25, 2019
On Tuesday 22 January SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion at the Marriot London County Hall with Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts.
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.
Politics of Planning
Case Studies
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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