The withdrawal of a major proposal, just prior to its consideration in a planning inquiry, has prompted some speculation, writes Joey Gardiner.
The government’s infrastructure advisory body has been commissioned to carry out a new study looking at how English towns’ local industrial strategies are “joined up” with their local plans and other planning documents.
A kind of COVID and market-driven levelling up is going on in cities and the future is uncertain, writes Tim Williams.
With four years to the next general election, the government needs to be planning now if it is to deliver urban transformation for post-industrial areas, writes Tim Williams.
The Elisabeth Mill building in Stockport has been sensitively adapted for housing and new homes provided around it, finds Murray Graham.
Two chartered planners, including a senior officer at a North West council, are among a new 10-strong government taskforce aimed at examining how “housing, planning, and regeneration” can help cities recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.
The chancellor’s £4 billion levelling up fund is welcome, but reversing the lengthy spiral of disinvestment in people and places calls for more, writes Tim Williams.
To answer that question we need to understand the extent of economic devastation inside and outside London, writes Tim Williams.
By relocating the train station, the council eventually got redevelopment going on the Rochester Riverside site and the resulting scheme impresses, finds Richard Simmons.
Plans have been approved for the 1,108-home redevelopment of a housing estate in south-west London after planners advised that the scheme would replace “poor quality housing and buildings in physical decline”.