Planning for Health – How Did we Do?

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A report 10 years ago stated that including green spaces in planning proposals could have a positive impact on public health…so what changes have been made? RIBA City Health Check No one has told the weather yet, but spring has officially arrived, and as the days get longer, and the sun – hopefully – comes…

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Cash Injection to Speed up Planning and Housing Delivery

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In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a cash boost to clear planning backlogs and deliver new homes. It looks like good news for the UK planning sector… Cash Injection for Planning A recent announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt would, he said ‘’lead to many thousands of additional…

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Planning Wait Hits SME House Builders

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With outline planning permission now taking around 12 months, the number of housing developments by small and medium-sized (SME) house builders is dropping at an alarming rate… SME House Builders A study that shows the waiting time for outline planning permission has almost quadrupled in the past 30 years, also reveals that small to medium-sized…

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Government Proposes more Planning Freedom for Farmers

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The recent UK Farm to Fork Summit addressed the barriers and challenges that face farmers and the rural economy… Planning Freedom for Farmers A number of lifelines are being offered to farmers and land managers, following the UK Farm to Fork Summit in May, with the government committing to offering ‘greater planning certainty and flexibility’…

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Strategic Planning is the Way Forward

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A joined-up approach is needed to boost housebuilding and help economic growth, according to county council leaders… County Councils Network England’s county councils are calling for the government to bring back strategic planning in order to help the economy and boost house building. The County Councils Network (CCN) has stated that strategic planning should be…

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Strategic Planning is Key to Economic Growth

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Following the announcement of a new planning and infrastructure bill, county councils have called for a return to strategic planning… Strategic Planning The County Councils Network (CCN) is advocating a return to strategic planning in a bid to boost housebuilding and economic growth. The call comes following the announcement of a new planning and infrastructure…

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Government Moves to Streamline Planning Process

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Releasing surplus land for housing and creating New Investment Zones are included in the latest plans to shake up the planning sector… Planning Process Reforms There are more changes in the pipeline for the planning industry following Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ‘mini budget’ at the end of September. The government has announced planning reforms whose purpose…

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New Prime Minister, New Plans?

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As Liz Truss takes the reins at Number 10, we look at what this might mean for the planning sector… It’s all change in government this month, as Liz Truss moves into Downing Street and Simon Clarke takes over as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Prime Minister Truss claims that she…

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From Agriculture to Sports Cars

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Planning is about so much more than buildings. This latest project will see a fantastic new sports car roll off the assembly line. Learn how our driving force got the plans through… New Endeavour When we were approached by a new company that planned to assemble a new sports car from within former agricultural buildings,…

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