Month: October 2016

Review of Parliamentary boundaries in London – complications ahead for planning and engagement?

Last month the Boundary Commission for England made public its initial review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries in England. This forms part of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, implemented by the coalition government with the aim of reducing the total number of MPs to 600 (from 650) – or to 501 (from 533) in …

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill debated in Parliament

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill endured its Second Reading in Parliament yesterday and has now progressed onto Committee Stage. With this Bill the Government hopes to make current planning procedures more community friendly, less time consuming, and less opaque. Ultimately, it is hoped that the Bill will lead to more housing and developments being approved in …

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Conservative Party Conference: Day two/three observations

OK. We admit it. Day two of the Conservative Conference merged far too seamlessly into day three. So we have merged our ‘daily’ blogs together too. Here are some thoughts from what we heard in the main conference hall and at fringe events from the Monday and Tuesday sessions. Housebuilding yet again to the fore …

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Conservative Party Conference: Day one observations

Nudge Factory has landed in Birmingham for Conservative Party Conference. 2016 has been a year like few others in terms of political activity and this week will see the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, and her team set out the direction of political travel for the near future. From post-Brexit strategy to domestic policy priorities, …

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