When the government-commissioned Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) announced its new simplified methodology for calculating objectively-assessed housing need last year, chair John Rhodes said its impact could be 'seismic'.
The government's proposed standardised method for calculating housing need will depress housing requirements in the North and Midlands and 'flies in the face' of the wider Northern Powerhouse initiative, a campaign group backed by housebuilders and landowners has said.
Last week, mayor of London Sadiq Khan published his draft housing strategy. Speaking this week, his deputy mayor for housing James Murray highlighted that the 234 page document 'hints what we might get in the draft London Plan when that's out in the next few months'. Here are 13 key pointers about the future direction for planning in London revealed by the document.
More than 150 local authorities would see their housing need figures rise on average by 35 per cent under proposals published today for a new way for councils to assess their housing requirements, communities secretary Sajid Javid has said.4 comments
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An inspector's report has concluded that Luton Borough Council has met the duty to co-operate, despite agreement being yet to be reached on meeting the authority's unmet housing need.
Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham has announced a delay to the timetable of the city-region's emerging spatial framework, but experts differ on the extent to which he will be able to deliver on his promise of radically rewriting the document.
A Yorkshire council's local plan has won plaudits for its focus on raising build rates on home allocations. David Dewar reports.
Warrington Borough Council's local plan review consultation is the latest to propose large-scale releases from the green belt in order to meet development needs.