Archive: Local Planning

Ian Dunt: 'Planning law is as subject to power and capital as everything else.'

Comment: Corporations are killing the British high street

Mary Portas' proposals will change nothing. To save the British high street you have to be brave up enough to stand up to the corporations.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Empowered citizens or hopeful bystanders?

    The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • CML: What does localism mean for lenders?

    Localism is a key part of government policy and, in theory, the principle of allowing policy to be tailored to local needs sounds sensible. So, lenders collectively do not have strong view on localism. Read more.

  • ESRC: Urban landscape's power to hurt or heal

    Research shows that street furniture, barriers, parks, public spaces and neighbourhood architecture can stir up powerful emotions in local residents. This should be taken into account in programmes designed to reduce tensions and foster community cohesion.

  • What does professionalism mean to construction?

    The CIOB presented a new report, 'Understanding the Value of Professionals and Professional Bodies', at the Conservative Party Conference. Watch highlights here from the panel discussion, including input from Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis MP.

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