Job of the Week

Inspector tells Sussex authority to take share of neighbour's unmet need

Inspector tells Sussex authority to take share of neighbour's unmet need

An inspector has urged a West Sussex authority to hike its draft local plan's housing target by more than 25 per cent, finding that the increase is necessary to counter worsening affordability and help a neighbouring authority meet its unmet housing need.

1 comment

Related headlines

Data blog: More than 70 town halls to lose more than £1m of bonus cash

Data blog: More than 70 town halls to lose more than £1m of bonus cash

More than 70 authorities will see their New Homes Bonus payments drop by more than £1 million from next month as a result of changes intended to sharpen the incentive scheme, government figures published this week confirm.

Developer told to demolish flats after 'outrageous flouting of the planning laws'

Developer told to demolish flats after 'outrageous flouting of the planning laws'

A developer has been told to demolish a 12-flat development in south-west London after his 'outrageous flouting of the planning laws'.

London council recovers £100,000 following illegal house conversion

London council recovers £100,000 following illegal house conversion

A London council has recovered over £100,000 from a landlord who illegally converted a house into flats.

Javid 'has made few friends on rise to the top'

Javid 'has made few friends on rise to the top'

A claim that communities secretary Sajid Javid 'has made few friends on his way to the top' feature in today's newspaper round-up.


What proposals to replace CIL would mean for applicants and authorities

What proposals to replace CIL would mean for applicants and authorities

A system put forward by a government-commissioned review to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) would see all development face a low-level charge, with no - or very few - exemptions, the removal of the need for an examination process, and a mandatory requirement placed on town halls to adopt the new mechanism.

2 comments
Will plans to charge for appeals discourage legitimate challenges?

Will plans to charge for appeals discourage legitimate challenges?

Housing White Paper proposals to introduce a fee of up to £2,000 for making an appeal are unlikely to deter applicants from making legitimate appeals and could provide additional income for the Planning Inspectorate to employ inspectors, observers say.

How a devolution of powers will affect Welsh energy projects

How a devolution of powers will affect Welsh energy projects

Major energy projects in Wales will soon benefit from a simplification of the planning regime following the devolution of powers from Westminster.

Ministers' political priorities for CIL have blunted its effectiveness, by Jamie Carpenter

Ministers' political priorities for CIL have blunted its effectiveness, by Jamie Carpenter

In a book published a couple of years ago, the former Labour home secretary Charles Clarke explored the concept of the 'too difficult box'. The book's chapters examine seemingly intractable issues such as social care funding, pensions and media regulation, which politicians are unable to crack.

How we did it: Moving solar farm to protect grassland

How we did it: Moving solar farm to protect grassland

An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.

Policy Briefing: What to expect in the wake of Scotland's reform proposals

Policy Briefing: What to expect in the wake of Scotland's reform proposals

The Scottish government's planning reforms package could speed up decisions but carries potential risks, says Alastair Wood.

Look outside the UK for inspiration, by Cliff Hague

Look outside the UK for inspiration, by Cliff Hague

Professor Sir Robert Grieve was the most venerated Scottish planner since 1945.

Legal Viewpoint: Case confirms approach to calculating housing need

Legal Viewpoint: Case confirms approach to calculating housing need

Last month, an inspector reaffirmed that unconstrained objectively assessed need (OAN) applies in the absence of an up-to-date plan.

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs

Forthcoming Events

Planning for Housing - Northern Edition

  • Tue 28 Feb 2017
  • The Lowry, Manchester

The National Planning Summit

  • Tue 28 Mar 2017
  • RIBA, London

The IED North Conference

  • Wed 10 May 2017
  • The Lowry, Manchester

Search 180,000 appeals on COMPASS

Planning Weekly edition