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Maps: core strategy progress data

Maps: core strategy progress data

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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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.

Government 'considers outsourcing plan-making work of tardy authorities'

Government 'considers outsourcing plan-making work of tardy authorities'

EXCLUSIVE Private sector consultants and masterplanners could be paid by central government to draw up the local plans of authorities that have failed to do it themselves, Planning understands.

Data blog: Who is caught in the housing delivery test's crosshairs?

Data blog: Who is caught in the housing delivery test's crosshairs?

New net additions data published today gives the clearest indication yet of which authorities could face sanctions under the housing white paper's housing delivery test.

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Javid places holding direction on Stevenage local plan

Javid places holding direction on Stevenage local plan

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has stepped in to prevent a Hertfordshire authority from adopting its draft local plan following a request from a local MP.

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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.

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Observers are concerned that in some areas the combination of falling population projections and the outputs of the government's proposals standard formula for assessing housing need could assist those authorities that want to reduce their housing targets.

Why one in three councils face the loss of their five year housing land supply

Why one in three councils face the loss of their five year housing land supply

The government's proposed new method of calculating housing need could see almost one in three local planning authorities lose their five-year land supply positions, say Jonathan Dixon and Emily Williams.

What the housing need formula reveals about where the delivery test may bite

What the housing need formula reveals about where the delivery test may bite

An analysis by Planning indicates that three-quarters of authorities could be in line for potential punitive measures under the first phase of the government's proposed housing delivery test, but the timetable for the introduction of the mechanism is uncertain.


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