The Place Alliance has covered much ground in promoting exchange between people across the country who are working in groups on Place Quality initiatives. In this section you will find Place Alliance published reports, press releases and Annual Reviews.
You can also browse our Open Source Place Resource, a record of reports, case studies and guides for you to download and where you can also add and recommend a new listing.
This page is currently being update and more resources will be added soon.
- 10/17/2017 – PRESS RELEASE: Housing delivery under threat through a lack of design skills in planning
- 09/11/2017 – Place Alliance Core Supporters Meeting Reminder
- 07/11/2017 – Place Alliance Summer Newsletter
- 06/27/2017 – Place Alliance – Event Reminder – Urban Design Review of the NPPF
- 04/10/2017 – Place Alliance April Newsletter
- 03/13/2017 – Place Alliance Newsletter
- 03/13/2017 – Place Alliance – Urban Design Summer School 2016 Diary
- 02/09/2017 – Place Alliance February Newsletter
- 01/31/2017 – Place Quality Working Group – Meeting Reminder
- 01/18/2017 – Follow-up to Healthy Places Working Group meeting
- 01/16/2017 – Place Alliance Core Supporters Meeting Reminder
- 01/12/2017 – Healthy Place Working Group – Meeting Reminder
- 12/20/2016 – Merry Christmas from the Place Alliance Team!
- 12/13/2016 – Place Alliance – Healthy Place Working Group Meeting 13.01.17
- 12/08/2016 – Our monthly update of Place Alliance’s activities, upcoming events and news
- 11/30/2016 – Healthy Place Working Group – Next Meeting – 13/01/17
- 11/30/2016 – Save the Date – Upcoming Core Supporters Meetings – AMENDMENT!
- 11/29/2016 – Save the Date – Upcoming Core Supporters Meetings
02/11/2016 – Place Alliance December Newsletter
08/09/2016 – Place Alliance wins the RTPI Awards for Research Excellence
19.10.16 Place Alliance – Annual Review 2016
29/06/2016 – THE PLANNER: “In search of harmony: An interview with Matthew Carmona”
From protecting public rights in private spaces to ensuring ‘permission in principle’ preserves local character, Matthew Carmona is determined to reconcile public interest and private gain in well-designed places and spaces, finds David Blackman.
16.05.16 Key built environment organisations tell Greg Clark the ‘stand out’ recommendations from “building better places”
Given that Permission in Principle will soon be on the statute books, and despite continuing reservations by many, Place Alliance has sought to pragmatically investigate how the new provisions might be used positively to achieve both the Government’s aim of greater certainly in the planning process, whilst still enabling the proper consideration of design and other qualitative concerns through the planning system.
The proposed solution is the use of ‘coordinating codes’ alongside the grant of Permission in Principle. This is explained alongside the worked example above prepared jointly with Studio REAL. We soon hope to be in a position to trial and refine the method.
Today the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment released their report Building Better Places. Read Prof Matthew Carmona, Chair of Place Alliance and Specialist Advisor to the Select Committee comments here.
02.02.16 “The end of planning applications”
The Housing and Planning Bill introduces a new way of giving planning Permission in Principle (PiP) for brownfield housing schemes. The Place Alliance has been asking how PiP will work, and in particularly how good design and quality homes can be delivered under the system.
27.10.15 Place Alliance – Annual Review 2015
06.10.15 Place Alliance submits written evidence to The National Policy for the Built Environment Committee.
Download the official form and the supporting documents:
- House of Lords: Select Committee on “The development and implementation of national policy for the built environment”Evidence from the Place Alliance
- Exemplar local work from Place Alliance Supporters, October 2015
- Healthy Places Manifesto_Draft, October 2015