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Legal threat to government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans

Legal threat to government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans

A consortium of developers has threatened to launch a legal challenge to overturn the government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans in areas where the local authority does not have a five-year housing land supply.

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Councils face £28m New Homes Bonus loss

Councils face £28m New Homes Bonus loss

Sixty-six English local authorities that have yet to submit a local plan for examination could collectively miss out on more than £28 million of New Homes Bonus cash in 2017/18 should they fail to make further progress with their planning blueprints, an analysis suggests.

St Albans bids to overturn inspector's local plan verdict

St Albans bids to overturn inspector's local plan verdict

A Hertfordshire authority has launched a legal bid to overturn an inspector's verdict that it did not meet the duty to cooperate in drawing up its draft local plan.

Local Plan Watch: Councils attribute local plan delays to Housing White Paper

Local Plan Watch: Councils attribute local plan delays to Housing White Paper

Two local planning authorities have paused work on their local plans, attributing the delays to anticipated changes to planning rules expected to be set out in the forthcoming Housing White Paper.

DCLG announces funding for new wave of garden towns and villages

DCLG announces funding for new wave of garden towns and villages

The locations have been announced of 17 large-scale 'garden town' and 'garden village' housing projects which have secured financial support from the government.

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