Philip Barton


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1512, 2017

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about driverless cars

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Planners need to start preparing now for the future impacts of autonomous vehicles.

Q What support is the government and the private sector providing for driverless […]

1312, 2017

Javid praises study recommending moves to create more homes above shops

By |December 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The communities secretary Sajid Javid has said he will be looking ‘very closely’ at a report published yesterday which recommends that councils do more to […]

1212, 2017

Westminster signals planning policy to tackle rise in food delivery drivers

By |December 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A London council is to introduce a planning policy aimed at tackling disturbance caused by a growing number of delivery drivers serving online food delivery […]

112, 2017

Why Javid’s threat to intervene in local plans should be taken seriously

By |December 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Behind the excitement of the Budget’s additional billions and the game of working how much was new, another key policy continued to progress, as central […]

2411, 2017

Wirral Council Tax payers to pay a second time for Local Plan production

By |November 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The 15 authorities facing government intervention over a lack of local plan-making progress include a number that have failed the duty to cooperate and others […]

2211, 2017

Budget 2017: HCA to get new planning powers in expanded role

By |November 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The government’s housing and regeneration quango is to get new planning and compulsory purchase powers as part of an expanded role for the body, the […]

2211, 2017

Budget 2017: Government plans to deallocate sites with no prospect of delivery

By |November 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The government is to consult on a proposal to take allocated sites out of local plans where ‘there is no prospect’ of a planning application […]

2111, 2017

Neighbourhood plan published for east London estate earmarked for 3,000-home regeneration

By |November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

A draft neighbourhood plan for a housing estate close to the London 2012 Olympic Park earmarked for major regeneration contains proposals to enforce a ballot […]

1711, 2017

Housing association debt to be wiped off government’s balance sheet

By |November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Reports that the government is to reclassify housing associations as private organisations in a move ministers hope will enable them to borrow more money for […]

1711, 2017

Government ‘considers outsourcing plan-making work of tardy authorities’

By |November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Private sector consultants and masterplanners could be paid by central government to draw up the local plans of authorities that have failed to do […]