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 2, 2018
Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey is considering radical proposals to force landowners to sell land a new ‘Sovereign Land Trust’ at knockdown prices to increase social housebuilding.
January 12, 2018
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Theresa May implemented her first cabinet reshuffle since last June’s General Election, appointing Dominic Raab MP as Minister for Housing and Planning.
January 5, 2018
The Conservatives could lose up to half of their London Boroughs in the Spring 2018 London elections, according to Tory election analyst Lord Hayward.
January 5, 2018
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan makes a statement of intent, as he blocks a large estate regeneration scheme in North London due to an ‘unacceptable’ loss of social homes.
December 22, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, we thank our clients and colleagues for another great year. We look forward to providing first-class advice in 2018!
December 1, 2017
The Mayor of London has unveiled his draft London Plan, with a raft of measures designed to increase housebuilding in the capital. The draft Plan sets a target of 66,000 new homes per year in London, a huge increase from the current levels of 29,000.
December 1, 2017
A week on from the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget, a group of housing executives have told the Treasury Select Committee that the measures introduced by the Chancellor will not be sufficient to address the housing crisis.
November 24, 2017
On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning dinner discussion in the Carlton Club on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2017 Budget.
November 22, 2017
This afternoon, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Budget 2017 speech to the House of Commons, announcing a raft of measures to increase housing infrastructure, housebuilding and home ownership.
November 17, 2017
Ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, the debate over the housing crisis has taken centre stage in politics.
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
Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE
May 28, 2019
Cllrs Mark Dance & Mike Whiting
April 24, 2019