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.

September 7, 2018
On Tuesday 4 September, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning Breakfast with Deputy Leader of Guildford Borough Council Matt Furniss, and Lead Councillor for Housing and Development Management Philip Brooker.
September 7, 2018
The Sunday Telegraph suggests the Government is considering axing Help to Buy, with existing funding ending in 2021, and a temporary extension being considered.
August 17, 2018
Conservatives Daniel Hannan MEP and Boris Johnson MP have written articles in the Daily Telegraph about the need to address the housing crisis, demonstrating the ever-increasing political weight the issue holds within the party.
August 10, 2018
Last week the Green Belt rose up the political agenda as the CPRE released new research criticising the Government's approach to Green Belt development, and senior Conservatives argued over the extent to which the Green Belt needs to be protected. 
July 27, 2018
Last week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published the long-awaited updated National Planning Policy Framework,with a focus on the Government's continuing aspiration to increase housing delivery.
July 20, 2018
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has launched a report calling for a large increase in prefabricated homes.
July 13, 2018
An enforced Cabinet reshuffle last week has resulted in the appointment of the eighth Minister for Housing in just over eight years.
July 13, 2018
On Tuesday 10 July SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast roundtable discussion with Shadow Planning Minister Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, at the Marriott County Hall Hotel.
July 6, 2018
In a speech to the Local Government Association Conference, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has outlined plans for local authorities to play a new and more active role in housing delivery.
June 29, 2018
Sir Oliver Letwin MP, who is conducting the Government’s review into slow development buildout rates, has said that Britain needs to invoke a “war spirt” to deliver more housing.
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