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Planning portal: Delivery-focused planning will keep Welsh talent in Wales

Delivery-focused planning will stay the emigration of Welsh design talent, writes Alan Francis

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Government publishes updated planning guidance

The industry has welcomed updated planning guidance published by the government yesterday (6 February) but warns that further revisions will be needed before long

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More Homes: Lib Dems want call-in powers slashed

The Liberal Democrats have resolved to further reform the planning system in order to meet their goal of building 300,000 new homes each year

Belfast City Centre

Northern Ireland faces planning policy shake-up

Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark Durkan has launched a consultation into its proposed Strategic Planning Policy Statement (SPPS) which is set to consolidate more than 20 planning documents into just one  

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Specialist planning court set to launch this summer

A specialist, new fast-track planning court for major developments will hear its first cases this summer

Green space

Better town planning could save £1bn a year, says RIBA

The RIBA’s latest report into the impact of cities on health has blamed lack of green spaces and poor city planning for the UK’s current obesity epidemic

John McAslan's proposals for Smithfield General Market images by DBOX for Henderson Global Investors

John McAslan versus SAVE as second battle of Smithfield looms

Ahead of the public inquiry, architect John McAslan and SAVE’s Marcus Binney present arguments for and against the Smithfield Market overhaul

Planning approvals map

Regional house building outpaces London

Number of planning consents rocket across the UK but more than half of regions experience drop in commercial permissions

Final design of new skate space at Southbank Centre by SNE Architects

Southbank Centre submits contentious skatepark plans

The Southbank Centre has submitted plans to relocate its skatepark, just days after objectors launched a judicial review of the decision not to award the undercroft village green status

London's Olympic Village set to provide some rental housing

Boris pledges to build more than 40,000 homes per year

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s new London Housing Strategy aims to ‘increase the capital’s housing supply to levels not seen since the thirties’

London Eye

London councils launch challenge to London Plan update

Nine London councils are launching a fresh legal challenge against London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to scrap affordable housing targets

Wind farm

Communities to be given chance to veto wind turbines

New planning rules introduced by the government could allow local people to put the brakes on wind turbine developments

Whitecross Estate London

GLA revisits planning framework to tackle London housing shortage

The Greater London Authority (GLA) will revisit an old planning framework as it prepares a new strategy to tackle housing shortages in London

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London councils challenge office-to-resi

A quartet of London councils has been granted a judicial review to challenge the new office-to-resi permitted development rules

CN Summit 2013 Nick Boles

Minister to cut 'abuse' of planning system by councils

Planning minister Nick Boles has told the AJ’s sister title Construction News his department will cut the ‘abuse’ of planning conditions in permissions to speed up housebuilding.

Northern Ireland planning bill scrapped

Northern Ireland’s planning minister has torn up a controversial new Planning Bill over legal concerns about proposed amendments

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‘Retail-to-resi conversions could breathe life into high streets,’ says BPF

The British Property Federation (BPF) has backed government plans to allow shops to be converted into homes

Boris Johnson

Boris accused of ‘all talk and no action’ over London housing crisis

Boris’ approach to the housing crisis has been labelled a ‘shambles’ as it has emerged that a housing strategy launched for consultation two years ago was never actually published

Hounslow High Street

London Assembly pushes Boris to oppose retail-to-resi conversions

The London Assembly has called on the Boris Johnson to reject government plans which could see shops transformed into homes

Michael Corr

PLACE director Michael Corr: ‘There is work. Apply now’

Michael Corr, creative director of PLACE, the Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland, discusses newly devolved planning powers

Planning submissions

76 Portland Place

RIBA submits new offices for planning


Theis & Khan has submitted plans to transform 76 Portland Place into a new office headquarters for the RIBA

Dow Jones Maggies

Dow Jones' Cardiff Maggie's submitted for planning


South-London based Dow Jones Architects has submitted its designs for Wales’ second Maggie’s centre

Planning wins

Douglas and King's Cricklewood apartment scheme

Douglas and King wins planning for Cricklewood apartment block


[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Douglas and King has won planning permission for an apartment building on a corner plot in Cricklewood, north-west London

Hawkes Architecture perspective

Hawkes wins planning for another PPS7 Passivhaus


Hawkes Architecture has won the green-light for this £750,000 ‘county house clause’ scheme in the Kent countryside

Planning rejections

CZWG Arsenal Tower

CZWG loses latest planning battle over Arsenal tower


CZWG’s controversial plans for a 25-storey tower near Arsenal football club’s Emirates Stadium have received a fresh planning setback

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