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 17, 2017
Ahead of Wednesday’s Budget, the debate over the housing crisis has taken centre stage in politics.
November 17, 2017
On Thursday 16 November 2017, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning Breakfast roundtable discussion with Robert Courts MP.
November 10, 2017
In the run-up to the Autumn Budget Labour are piling pressure on the Conservatives to address social housing shortages and to invest a considerable amount of money into state housebuilding.
November 10, 2017
The BBC has produced a database on UK land use using data from the Coordination of Information on the Environment (Corine) project.
November 3, 2017
Last week the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid addressed the National Association of Local Councils Conference, reaffirming his commitment to Neighbourhood Planning and localism.

November 3, 2017
Last week the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid addressed the National Association of Local Councils Conference, reaffirming his commitment to Neighbourhood Planning and localism.
October 27, 2017
On Tuesday 24 October, SP Broadway hosted a Politics of Planning Breakfast roundtable discussion with Clive Betts MP, the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
October 27, 2017
The Chancellor is facing calls from all sides to provide more funding for housebuilding, in what will be the only budget announcement for 12 months.
October 20, 2017
Theresa May has held a housing summit at 10 Downing Street with developers, housing associations and local government representatives.
October 6, 2017
Last week, we attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, where the message on housing was clear – the government sees tackling the housing crisis as a top priority.
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
Events
Cllr David Williams
February 13, 2019
Cllr Richard Watts
January 22, 2019