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Three messages for ministers on standard method proposals

Three messages for ministers on standard method proposals

Responses to the government's proposed standard approach to assessing local housing need have welcomed the proposal as enabling a speedier process of plan preparation, but there are concerns that it fails to take account of aspirations for economic growth in parts of the country.

Why sanctions are being considered to drive brownfield register progress

Why sanctions are being considered to drive brownfield register progress

The government has suggested that it could use sanctions to spur local authorities to prepare brownfield land registers as survey findings suggest that many town halls will miss the end-of-year deadline for getting them in place.

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How pledges to carry out early reviews are aiding plan progress

How pledges to carry out early reviews are aiding plan progress

An inspector's decision to endorse a joint plan covering three Gloucestershire districts with heavy caveats furthers a trend of pragmatic decisions designed to help get plans in place, according to experts.

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