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The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has criticised London mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to establish a mayoral development commission to... continue
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Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson this week vowed to keep fighting for a new hub airport in the Thames Estuary after the Government’s Airports Commission rejected... continue
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Government plans to simplify the conversion of office premises into residential development in England will undermine efforts to develop employment... continue
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Leeds City Council has appointed consultants Arup and Gehl Architects to undertake a planning, urban design and transportation study for the 136... continue
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The architects promoting a new hub airport on the Isle of Grain have criticised the Airport Commission’s conclusions on costs and surface... continue
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Andrew Forster
Take a walk along any one of hundreds of UK high streets and the vacant units, multitude of charity shops and row of bookmakers tell their own story.... continue
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Sir Peter Hall, who died on 30 July at the age of 82, was the UK’s foremost post-war geographer and planning academic. A prolific writer, he... continue
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The Greater London Authority’s new infrastructure plan to 2050 is a perfect illustration of how long-term spatial plans turn incremental annual... continue
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English local authorities could be banned from setting maximum parking standards for some non-residential developments under Government... continue
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The Government has granted planning permission for a major rail-served distribution centre in green belt land near St Albans in Hertfordshire. The... continue
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Buckinghamshire County Council is consulting on draft guidance that will allow more car parking in new developments. The draft countywide standards... continue
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Councils in the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, which spans from Croydon to the south coast, are to create a joint committee to lead... continue
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The Greater London Authority has published guidance to help borough planners decide how much parking is acceptable in new office... continue
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The proposed £175m Garden Bridge across the River Thames in central London will damage some of the capital’s most cherished views, the... continue
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The DfT has given development consent for the expansion of the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). The project, known as DIRFT III,... continue
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The Scottish Government is calling on public bodies to show commitment to locating their facilities in town centres. Local government minister Derek... continue
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ON 23 JUNE journalist and author David Boyle used a column in The Guardian to highlight the allegedly imminent demise of the out-of-town shopping... continue
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Local authorities are backing plans for a rail freight interchange close to East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire.  Roxhill Development... continue
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Norfolk County Council is to put in place new arrangements for handling consultation responses after ‘losing’ submissions made by three... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
A few weeks back, I was asked to advise some master-planners in connection with a proposed new housing development on the edge of a large town in the... continue
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