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.

April 27, 2018
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid has reaffirmed his commitment to the importance of ‘placemaking’, arguing for the importance of design-quality and how neighbourhoods “make us feel”.
April 20, 2018
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey have launched their Green Paper on housing -‘Housing for the Many’.
April 13, 2018
Waverley Borough Council has expressed its frustration at the prospect of spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on legal fees fighting a judicial review of its Local Plan.
April 6, 2018
We are delighted to have been able to provide political, community and media relations support for 1,800 new homes (including 540 affordable homes) recently granted planning consent in Waverley.
March 23, 2018
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has announced £300 million of Government funding to unlock thousands of new homes.
March 16, 2018
On Wednesday 14th March SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast discussion with Cllr Simon Dudley, Leader of Leader of Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council.
March 9, 2018
In her speech to the National Planning Conference last week, Prime Minister Theresa May outlined key changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, which are now out for consultation
March 2, 2018
Balmoral Estates, the Queen’s Highland summer residence, has had its application to build a hydroelectric power scheme challenged, demonstrating that even Her Majesty’s plans can be called-in!
February 23, 2018
A Kantar Public poll of 2,500 adults in the UK has found that 31% of the British public rank affordable housing as one of their top three priorities, with only healthcare ranking higher.
February 16, 2018
The number of young adults owning their own home has more than halved, and this could have a big impact on May's local government elections.
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
Cllr David Williams
February 13, 2019
Cllr Richard Watts
January 22, 2019