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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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UKIP council faces intervention threat after voting to reject local plan

UKIP council faces intervention threat after voting to reject local plan

Thanet District Council in Kent faces the prospect of government intervention after councillors yesterday voted to refuse approval of its draft local plan.

Local Plan Watch: St Albans moves to stave off local plan intervention

Local Plan Watch: St Albans moves to stave off local plan intervention

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.

Council slashes maximum number of planned homes by a third

Council slashes maximum number of planned homes by a third

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 publishes revised local plan proposals in bid to stave off intervention

St Albans publishes revised local plan proposals in bid to stave off intervention

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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How we did it: Completing an early review of a local plan

How we did it: Completing an early review of a local plan

An authority in Suffolk has managed to carry out a swift review of its local plan, David Dewar reports.

Local Plan Watch: Fresh ministerial local plan intervention

Local Plan Watch: Fresh ministerial local plan intervention

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 implications of the communities secretary's intervention threat for plan-makers

The implications of the communities secretary's intervention threat for plan-makers

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.

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.


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