Planning news, views and insight – June 2020

This month we bring you news on the St Albans Local Plan, new government-appointed chief planner, projections on the housing and rental markets, COVID-19 and long-term strategic planning and much more…

  • Housing and rental market demand surges in UK
    Following the Government’s announcement last month to reopen estate agents, data sets emerging from the industry show a significant release…Read More
  • Government appoints new chief planner
    The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has appointed Joanna Averley as its new chief planner. She is the first femaleRead more
  • COVID-19 and long-term strategic planning
    It is clear by now that the COVID-19 pandemic will have long-lasting effects on how we live, work and travel. What we don’t know yet, and probablyRead more
  • Will Brentwood go the same way as North Essex?
    Is the Brentwood Borough Council (BBC) local plan going to go down the same path as others where there is a reliance on garden communities for…Read more
  • The future of the car
    The future of the car has been debated ad infinitum in recent years but the pandemic has perhaps added a new dimension. As new homes andRead more
  • Is the Government going to change planning again? 
    Everyone complains about the planning system: developers and planners complain because it is too long, complicated and has uncertaintyRead more
  • What’s new with St Albans’s Local Plan?
    In the latest developments of the St Albans’s Local Plan saga, the Council is proposing to resolve the outstanding issues through major modifications…Read more

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