Thanet District Council in Kent faces the prospect of government intervention after councillors yesterday voted to refuse approval of its draft local plan.
News that St Albans City and District Council has launched a consultation on a new draft of its local plan in a bid to stave off government intervention features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.
Plans for up to 20,000 new homes in Central Bedfordshire have been published, a figure which is up to 10,000 lower than previously proposed.
St Albans City and District Council has launched a consultation on a new draft of its local plan in a bid to stave off government intervention.
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An authority in Suffolk has managed to carry out a swift review of its local plan, David Dewar reports.
Last week's announcement of a holding direction being placed by communities secretary Sajid Javid on Stevenage Borough Council's local plan means that it is the third plan to be subject to ministerial intervention over the past 18 months.
The 15 authorities facing government intervention over a lack of local plan-making progress include a number that have failed the duty to cooperate and others that have signifiant green belt constraints.
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.