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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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Aylesbury Vale local plan publication timetable slips

Aylesbury Vale local plan publication timetable slips

A Buckinghamshire council has announced that it is delaying the publication of its local plan due to the need for extra time to complete 'a critical piece' of the plan's evidence base.

Bedfordshire authority's draft plan explores green belt release options

Bedfordshire authority's draft plan explores green belt release options

A Bedfordshire council is set to open consultation on plans for up to 30,000 homes over the next 20 years, including potential releases of green belt land to accommodate unmet need from Luton.

Housing delivery test 'would be ineffective in many areas'

Housing delivery test 'would be ineffective in many areas'

A housing industry spokesman told a conference today that he fears the proposed housing delivery test will be 'ineffective' in delivering more homes, especially in constrained parts of the country.

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Standard methodology 'could reduce need for councils to hire consultants'

Standard methodology 'could reduce need for councils to hire consultants'

Using the proposed standard methodology for calculating objectively-assessed need should enable council planners to define housing need without having to use consultants, a conference on plan-making was told today.

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Local Plan Watch: 'Fastest-shrinking' district aims to spur economic growth with housing target

Local Plan Watch: 'Fastest-shrinking' district aims to spur economic growth with housing target

News that England's 'fastest-shrinking' district is proposing a housing target of 133 homes a year in its draft planning blueprint, despite latest official projections suggesting a loss of households over the plan period, features in the latest instalment of Local Plan Watch.

What the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling means for practitioners

What the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling means for practitioners

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the absence of a five-year supply of deliverable sites should render out of date only those policies dealing with the numbers and distribution of housing and not those which seek to restrict housing.

Local Plan Watch: Berkshire plan falls short of need

Local Plan Watch: Berkshire plan falls short of need

A Berkshire local authority has published a draft local plan setting out new homes targets that fall short of its objectively assessed housing need.

Neighbours at war: how councils are falling out over housing need

Neighbours at war: how councils are falling out over housing need

Despite the duty to cooperate, neighbouring authorities are frequently falling out over the thorny issue of meeting housing need. Mark Wilding looks at five of the most recent cases.


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