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Use our new interactive map to view English councils' progress in adopting local plans and view a spreadsheet containing the latest data on local plan coverage from the Planning Inspectorate.

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How does the government's new housing need method differ from the LPEG's version?

How does the government's new housing need method differ from the LPEG's version?

When the government-commissioned Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) announced its new simplified methodology for calculating objectively-assessed housing need last year, chair John Rhodes said its impact could be 'seismic'.

Housebuilders warn that standardised methodology will depress Northern housing requirements

Housebuilders warn that standardised methodology will depress Northern housing requirements

The government's proposed standardised method for calculating housing need will depress housing requirements in the North and Midlands and 'flies in the face' of the wider Northern Powerhouse initiative, a campaign group backed by housebuilders and landowners has said.

13 things we learned from the mayor's draft housing strategy

13 things we learned from the mayor's draft housing strategy

Last week, mayor of London Sadiq Khan published his draft housing strategy. Speaking this week, his deputy mayor for housing James Murray highlighted that the 234 page document 'hints what we might get in the draft London Plan when that's out in the next few months'. Here are 13 key pointers about the future direction for planning in London revealed by the document.

Javid: new methodology to produce 35% increase in housing need figures in 156 areas

Javid: new methodology to produce 35% increase in housing need figures in 156 areas

More than 150 local authorities would see their housing need figures rise on average by 35 per cent under proposals published today for a new way for councils to assess their housing requirements, communities secretary Sajid Javid has said.

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Local Plan Watch: Strategy passes duty without agreement on unmet housing need

Local Plan Watch: Strategy passes duty without agreement on unmet housing need

An inspector's report has concluded that Luton Borough Council has met the duty to co-operate, despite agreement being yet to be reached on meeting the authority's unmet housing need.

The implications of the delay to the timetable of Greater Manchester's pioneering spatial framework

The implications of the delay to the timetable of Greater Manchester's pioneering spatial framework

Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham has announced a delay to the timetable of the city-region's emerging spatial framework, but experts differ on the extent to which he will be able to deliver on his promise of radically rewriting the document.

How we did it: Boosting home delivery via local plan

How we did it: Boosting home delivery via local plan

A Yorkshire council's local plan has won plaudits for its focus on raising build rates on home allocations. David Dewar reports.

Local Plan Watch: Authorities grapple with green belt release

Local Plan Watch: Authorities grapple with green belt release

Warrington Borough Council's local plan review consultation is the latest to propose large-scale releases from the green belt in order to meet development needs.


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