A Buckinghamshire council has announced that it is delaying the publication of its local plan due to the need for extra time to complete 'a critical piece' of the plan's evidence base.
A Bedfordshire council is set to open consultation on plans for up to 30,000 homes over the next 20 years, including potential releases of green belt land to accommodate unmet need from Luton.
A housing industry spokesman told a conference today that he fears the proposed housing delivery test will be 'ineffective' in delivering more homes, especially in constrained parts of the country.1 comment
Using the proposed standard methodology for calculating objectively-assessed need should enable council planners to define housing need without having to use consultants, a conference on plan-making was told today.5 comments
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News that England's 'fastest-shrinking' district is proposing a housing target of 133 homes a year in its draft planning blueprint, despite latest official projections suggesting a loss of households over the plan period, features in the latest instalment of Local Plan Watch.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the absence of a five-year supply of deliverable sites should render out of date only those policies dealing with the numbers and distribution of housing and not those which seek to restrict housing.
A Berkshire local authority has published a draft local plan setting out new homes targets that fall short of its objectively assessed housing need.
Despite the duty to cooperate, neighbouring authorities are frequently falling out over the thorny issue of meeting housing need. Mark Wilding looks at five of the most recent cases.