When talking about development, we often use terms like brownfield, greenfield and Green Belt to describe sites. Yet their meaning - at least in a planning sense - might not be as straightforward as it appears.
The housing crisis could be solved so long as we can find a way to push down land values, right? As attractive as that may sound, it gets the problem backwards - we explain why and what that means for policy,
What is land banking? How could it be affecting the housing crisis? And does it really happen? Paul Smith, managing director of The Strategic Land Group, explains in this article for Building Magazine.
A crucial role for councils is to identify enough land to deliver the number of new homes they need as part of the Local Plan process. This post explains exactly how they choose which sites should be developed.
There's a lot to think about when you're trying to decide if your site has development potential - but here are three simple checks that will help you decide whether your site is worth investigating further.
Planning applications for residential development are often justified by saying that the council doesn’t have a “five year supply of housing land.” But what does that mean exactly? And why is it so critical?
'Sustainable development' is described as the 'golden thread' running through planning policy in England. Development which is sustainable is presumed to be acceptable - but what exactly does that mean?