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.

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.
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’.
September 28, 2018
With just over a year and a half to go until the next London mayoral elections, the Conservative Party have announced Shaun Bailey as their candidate.
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