One of the UK’s biggest planning consultancies has officially adopted the name of its American parent company following a takeover in 2019.
The director of planning and strategic transport at troubled Croydon Council has resigned.
Liverpool’s elected mayor Joe Anderson and four other men have been released on bail following their arrests as part of an ongoing police investigation into alleged wrongdoing in relation to “building and development contracts” in the city.
Planning advice on housing and energy are the sectors where consultants expect to see the most growth in the year ahead, according to our annual market report.
The government’s scrapping of its multi-year Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) this week must not jeopardise funding for the planning system, which has a key role in the UK’s economic recovery, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
Councils can access a new government income compensation scheme for loss of planning application fees as a result of Covid-19 measures, the housing ministry has announced.
Two Milton Keynes Conservative MPs have backed calls for housing secretary Robert Jenrick to investigate alleged failings in their local authority’s planning team.
A planning consultancy has announced that it has been appointed to carry out a series of town and city centre studies in east London, Bristol and Bedford to advise local authorities on the future of retail in the three locations.
Keating Chambers has appointed barrister Charles Banner QC to establish a new planning and environment practice at the chambers.
The housing ministry has announced the appointment of the first female chief planner. Commentators say Joanna Averley’s arrival suggests the government is keen to show that it is concerned with upholding design quality standards, though there is some debate about how influential she could be over ministers.