Plans to remove 4,900 hectares of land from Greater Manchester's green belt to provide tens of thousands of new homes are contained in a draft statutory spatial framework for the city-region, published overnight.1 comment
Councils are coming under growing pressure to review their housing numbers following the vote to leave the EU, but consultants give short shrift to the idea that Brexit will mean fewer homes need to be built.
Two Buckinghamshire councils are considering plans to remove more than 400 hectares of land from the green belt to provide for around 6,000 homes, as part of their emerging joint local plan.
Planning experts have warned that the government's decision to intervene in a West Yorkshire authority's local plan sets a worrying trend in efforts to resolve housing shortages.1 comment
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Why a London borough is removing permitted development rights from two-thirds of the pubs within its boundaries
Wandsworth Council is pressing ahead with plans to use an article 4 direction to safeguard 120 of its pubs and bars, despite recent legislative changes that have removed permitted development rights from public houses listed as community assets.
News that a west Lancashire borough has published a draft local plan containing a housing requirement of 370 homes per year features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.
With the government's local plan deadline looming, the latest Planning Inspectorate statistics show that the number of plans submitted for examination dropped sharply from 2014/15 to 2015/16.
New data intended by the government to be the starting point for calculations of housing need contains substantial revisions to local household growth projections, but experts have cautioned against knee-jerk responses.