Planning Portal News Get the latest Planning Portal News. en-gb Copyright: (C) Crown Copyright, see for terms and conditions of use. (Editorial team) Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:02:56 GMT Planning News 120 Planning Portal News Move to consolidate housing standards The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has begun consulting on proposed changes to the existing housing standards regime. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:56:07 GMT Ministers propose controls on traveller development Proposals to make it easier for English councils to limit the number of authorised traveller sites in their areas have been announced by the Government. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:57:32 GMT Planning system to promote SuDS Moves to strengthen planning policy on so-called sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) has been announced by the Government. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:58:57 GMT Pioneering West Sussex community development orders Three development orders proposed by Ferring Parish Council in West Sussex have become some of the first to be examined and recommended for referendum under the Government's Community Right to Build scheme. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:59:52 GMT Green light for London's 'super sewer' Ministers have given the go-ahead to Thames Water's Thames Tideway proposal, the largest scheme yet to be determined under the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) arrangements. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:38 GMT Welsh 'super council' option under consideration Welsh local authorities have proposed an alternative to the devolved administrations’ plans to reduce the number of local councils. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:03:43 GMT News round-up 18 September 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:47:35 GMT Neighbourhood plans play key role in four housing appeals The existence of emerging neighbourhood plans has proved a key factor in the fate of four recovered housing appeals determined by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:44:53 GMT Durkan signs off Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan Northern Ireland's Environment and Planning Minister Mark H Durkan has formally approved the long-delayed planning framework for the greater Belfast area which affects some 40 per cent of the Province's population. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:45:57 GMT Welsh Government commissions report into HMOs Welsh housing and regeneration minister Carl Sargeant has announced that the Welsh Government has commissioned research into the impact of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:46:51 GMT Stalled housing schemes short-listed for help Ministers have published a shortlist of over 160 smaller housing developments across the country that could benefit from a share of the £525m Builders Finance Fund designed to get workers back on sites and new homes built. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:48:41 GMT News round-up 11 September 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:47:17 GMT Pickles repeats call for more parking provision Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has repeated his call for new housing developments to be built with more parking spaces. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:21:16 GMT Airports Commission publishes capacity shortlist The Airports Commission has confirmed its plans to continue appraising three shortlisted proposals for providing new airport capacity by 2030. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:40:38 GMT Major mixed-use Tavistock development gets green light West Devon Borough Council has approved outline permission for a major mixed–use housing-led development in Tavistock. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:32:52 GMT Oxford accuses authorities over housing cooperation David Edwards, executive director for regeneration and housing at Oxford City Council, has argued that neighbouring authorities are failing to take account of the city’s unmet housing need in their local plans. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:01:17 GMT Southwark's proposed CIL regime criticised by examiner An independent examiner has voiced concerns about the evidence provided by Southwark Council in support of its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) draft charging schedule (DCS). Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:02:07 GMT News round-up 4 September 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:05:32 GMT Big rise in English housing starts Both housing starts and completions are on the increase, according to the latest English house-building statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:22:56 GMT Added momentum for Northstowe new town Northstowe, England's largest new planned town since Milton Keynes, has passed another key milestone. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:23:41 GMT East West Rail route case bolstered by new report Revival of an east-west rail link in England could help to cut congestion on London lines as jobs in the area grow by up to 400,000, a report commissioned by the East West Rail Consortium (EWRC) has predicted. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:24:13 GMT New Forest National Park rejects bike scheme New Forest National Park Authority members have voted not to proceed with a project to develop the UK’s first rural public bike system within the New Forest. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:25:08 GMT News round-up 28 August 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:25:39 GMT Housing Zone prospectus published by DCLG DCLG has published a prospectus inviting local councils across England to team up with developers to apply for funding to establish one of 10 'housing zones' proposed outside London. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:34:38 GMT Pickles publishes large site infrastructure shortlist Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced the first wave of projects to benefit from the Coalition’s £1bn large sites infrastructure programme. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:36:38 GMT Brecon Beacons National Park chairman in chalet planning dispute Geraint Hopkins, chairman of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, has been refused retrospective planning permission for a chalet he built on land just outside the boundary of the park and has appealed the decision. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:37:45 GMT Row over Oxfordshire neighbourhood plan An Oxfordshire neighbourhood plan has become embroiled in local row over a campaign to remove a site allocated for development in the adopted strategy. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:38:35 GMT Carlisle airport redevelopment gets lift-off Stobart Aviation’s latest proposals for the redevelopment of Carlisle Airport have been approved by the city council following a planning saga which goes back over seven years and involved two successful High Court challenges. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:39:30 GMT News round-up 21 August 2014 An overview of the other planning stories of this week... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:40:19 GMT Fund launched to boost brownfield housing schemes Councils which bring forward brownfield land for housing using Local Development Orders (LDOs) could benefit from a share of £5m to get work started on the new homes under a new scheme launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:40:41 GMT Garden city development corporation proposals unveiled The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has started consulting on the planning powers, area and remit of the development corporation the Government plans to establish to create a 15,000-home garden city at Ebbsfleet in Kent Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:41:23 GMT Natural England’s planning performance at record level Natural England’s performance in responding to planning consultations has reached record levels, with some 98.9 per cent receiving official advice within the deadline Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:43:46 GMT