Local Plans Expert Group News and Analysis
Last week, the government's Local Plan Expert Group published its long-awaited report on streamlining and improving the local plan-making process. John Geoghegan spoke to group chairman John Rhodes, director of consultancy Quod1 comment
The chair of a heavyweight panel commissioned by the government to look at ways to streamline the local plan process has said that the recommendations contained in its report could have 'seismic' implications for calculating housing need and land supply.
News that an inspector has found a West Sussex council's local plan sound despite the document providing for just over half of the district's objectively assessed housing need features in the latest Local Plan Watch round-up.
The 2017 Planning for Housing conference, organised by Planning, was held in London last week. Here are ten things we learned:
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the housing delivery test, one of the flagship elements of its housing white paper, will no longer be introduced in November.
London and the South East will get nowhere near meeting their housing needs unless there is a 'more mature' debate on the green belt, the chairman of the government's Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) told the Planning for Housing Conference today.
The Department for Communities and Local Government official who is overseeing planned changes to methods of assessing the viability of proposed developer contributions will speak at next week's Planning for Housing conference.