Funds awarded to drive a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system

Funds awarded to drive a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system

Future Cities Catapult has awarded funds to help SMEs to create a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system. After inviting UK businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs and planning authorities to apply, nearly 90 entries were... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

Development Consent Orders bring housing into the Planning Act 2008 regime

Section 160 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which allows the inclusion of ‘related housing’ in A Development Consent Orders (DCOs), comes into force on 6 April 2017, bringing in housing to the Planning Act 2008 regime. DCLG has now issued Guidance on this, as Ministers said... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

Historic England moves to breathe new life into old places and stimulate economy

Historic England has announced the first ten places to receive funding over the next three-to-five years. Through the programme, listed buildings that have been neglected will be restored and brought back into use as housing, retail or community spaces; conservation areas improved to kick start... continue

3 Apr 2017RUDI News
Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

A new briefing note from Civitas (a community of researchers and supporters committed to discovering how best to strengthen democracy, uphold limited government and maintain personal freedom) seeks to explain why planning policy is not, in fact, the main problem in delivering new housing today. The prime... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will support more housebuilding and provide more local say over developments the Housing and Planning Minister announced earlier this month, September 2016. However, in a surprise move by government the Bill made no reference to infrastructure provisions or the role of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), notes Chris Hallam, Partner at law firm Nabarro. “Changes to the... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News

New guidance: Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities should not use ‘garden’ as a convenient label

The government has published an update to its prospectus for a new wave of garden settlements. Ministers are stressing that these new garden villages and towns must be locally led, must provide for ‘starter homes’ and must establish ‘a clear and distinct sense of identity.... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News

Affordable housing solutions; bold examples from Colorado and Paris

Community officials, planners, and local governments across the US are struggling with how to address accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and their solutions could hold valid lessons for cities in housing crisis such as London. ADUs are the granny flats and in-law apartments sprinkled throughout... continue

23 May 2016RUDI News
New tool helps comminities to positively influence local development

New tool helps comminities to positively influence local development

Local residents in Norwich were the first community group to fully try out the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community’s new ‘BIMBY’ Housing Toolkit that supports communities in influencing the quality of new development. BIMBY gives them... continue

23 Feb 2016RUDI News

US researchers suggest that 'the more local government and citizens groups control development, the more segregated its wealthiest members become'

USA-based Urban planning professors Michael C. Lens and Paavo Monkkonen have recently published the results of new research in the Journal of the American Planning Association after an intensive analysis of new data on the 95 biggest cities in the United States. They suggest that their data... continue

20 Jan 2016RUDI News

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