A report that housing secretary Robert Jenrick is considering a levy on developers who fail to build out homes with planning permission, possibly involving council tax payments, leads today’s media round-up.
Public and private sector planners and lawyers will examine the long-term planning implications of Covid-19 on the high street at a free webinar later today.
A drop in the proportion of successful planning appeals is partly due to more claims being decided by written representations, and also to greater scrutiny of design quality, the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has said.
Two local authority bodies have lodged a High Court claim that aims to allow the continuation of online planning committee meetings beyond 6 May when the current temporary rules permitting them are due to expire.
News of plans to “transform” derelict areas of Liverpool’s waterfront as part of a 330-home regeneration scheme and of a delay to a government decision on the proposed new Everton FC stadium feature in today’s newspaper roundup.
Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said that there are “very compelling reasons” not to open a controversial new coal mine in Cumbria, during an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday.
As England’s third lockdown begins, news of its likely next high street victim leads our roundup of today’s newspapers and online news.
The deadline for responses to this year’s Planning Consultancy Survey has been extended to the end of this week.
A number of studies are looking at the pandemic’s impact on people’s lives and what they now need from their homes and neighbourhoods, Josephine Smit finds.