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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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Lancaster proposes 1,500 green belt homes in draft local plan

Lancaster proposes 1,500 green belt homes in draft local plan

Lancaster City Council has published a draft local plan which is intended to support the delivery of more than 13,500 homes in the city in the next 15 years - including 1,500 on green belt land.

Worcestershire councils consult on planning for health document

Worcestershire councils consult on planning for health document

Developers of residential schemes comprising more than 25 homes would be required to assess the impact of their proposals on health and health inequalities, under plans contained in a supplementary planning document (SPD) published for consultation by three Worcestershire authorities.

Durham pauses work on local plan to wait for white paper

Durham pauses work on local plan to wait for white paper

A council in the North East has announced that it has paused work on its draft local plan so that the emerging strategy can take into account proposals in the forthcoming Housing White Paper.

Council given two years to plan to meet share of neighbour's overspill

Council given two years to plan to meet share of neighbour's overspill

A planning inspector has given an Oxfordshire authority a two-year deadline to plan to meet its share of Oxford City's unmet housing need.

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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.

What the removal of a block on Birmingham's local plan means for plan-makers

What the removal of a block on Birmingham's local plan means for plan-makers

The six-month holding direction on Birmingham's local plan has delayed planning and development proposals in the city region, but other authorities should not be deterred from reviewing their green belt boundaries, experts say.

What a power to direct joint strategies would mean for plan-making

What a power to direct joint strategies would mean for plan-making

A proposed new power for ministers to order local authorities to prepare joint plans could help break logjams where councils have failed to resolve strategic cross-boundary issues, experts have said.

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

Local authorities around Heathrow fear that the government's 2017 local plan deadline could undermine their efforts to plan to accommodate the employment and housing growth generated by a third runway at the airport.


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