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.

June 22, 2018
Secretary of State James Brokenshire has backed a Policy Exchange report calling for better designed homes in new developments.
May 11, 2018
Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh MP has called for unused 'wasteland' in the Green Belt to be developed as a means of addressing the housing crisis.
May 4, 2018
Following the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Sajid Javid’s promotion to Home Secretary, James Brokenshire has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
April 27, 2018
On Wednesday 25th April SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning breakfast discussion with Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council.
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.
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