So Planning on-line is first with the news here that Sir Michael Pitt, currently chair of the Infrastructure Planning Commission is to become the next Chief Executive of PINS when Katrine Sporle CBE retires at the end of this month.

Sir Michael has a wealth of experience, having been a chief executive of two councils in the past. The IPC will become the Major Infrastructure Planning Unit, with new democratic accountability, inside PINS, on its abolition. Commissioners will also transfer to the new unit. The fun part will be working out the transitional working for projects under way at the moment.