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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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Cheshire neighbourhood plan area amended to exclude garden village

Cheshire neighbourhood plan area amended to exclude garden village

A Cheshire authority has amended a parish council's proposed neighbourhood plan area to exclude a new garden village.

Local Plan Watch: Milton Keynes publishes draft local plan

Local Plan Watch: Milton Keynes publishes draft local plan

News that Milton Keynes has published a draft of its new local plan, including a target to see 26,500 new homes built over the period 2016 to 2031, features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.

Developer fails to secure deallocation of Kent green belt site

Developer fails to secure deallocation of Kent green belt site

A High Court judge has blocked a developer's attempt to deallocate a green belt site in Kent in order to build a housing development for the elderly.

'Early 2017' local plan intervention threat still on table, DCLG confirms

'Early 2017' local plan intervention threat still on table, DCLG confirms

Local planning authorities could still risk intervention for failing to produce a local plan by early this year, despite this week's Housing White Paper making no specific reference to the 'early 2017' local plan deadline, the government has confirmed.

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What the housing white paper's penalties for underdelivery mean for authorities

What the housing white paper's penalties for underdelivery mean for authorities

Proposals in the Housing White Paper will open planning authorities up to unplanned development if they fail to meet government targets for housing growth.

How town halls have responded to the 2017 deadline for local plans

How town halls have responded to the 2017 deadline for local plans

Observers say a government pledge to intervene where councils have not made sufficient progress on their plans has led to an uptick in plan-making activity, but authorities which have recently delayed work on their strategies say they are unconcerned about the threat.

Local Plan Watch: Councils attribute local plan delays to Housing White Paper

Local Plan Watch: Councils attribute local plan delays to Housing White Paper

Two local planning authorities have paused work on their local plans, attributing the delays to anticipated changes to planning rules expected to be set out in the forthcoming Housing White Paper.

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Two Greater Manchester boroughs have reached key milestones in their local plan preparation, with Rochdale adopting its core strategy in October and Salford last month publishing a draft local plan for consultation.


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