A Cheshire authority has amended a parish council's proposed neighbourhood plan area to exclude a new garden village.
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.
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.
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.
- Town Planning Director - London Lewis Davey London (Greater)
- Strategic and Local Planning Manager District Borough of Harborough Harborough, Leicestershire
- Strategy and Policy officer Randstad London
- Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Projects Park Avenue Recruitment Ltd London (Central), London (Greater)
- Policy Planning Consultant Oyster Partnership Leicestershire
Proposals in the Housing White Paper will open planning authorities up to unplanned development if they fail to meet government targets for housing growth.
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.
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.
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.