Local Plans Expert Group News and Analysis


Interview: John Rhodes, chairman, Local Plan Expert Group

Interview: John Rhodes, chairman, Local Plan Expert Group

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 Quod

1 comment

Related headlines

How local plan panel's report would shake up the plan-making process

How local plan panel's report would shake up the plan-making process

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.

More Local Plan Expert Group News

Planning in 2017: Policy and legislation preview

The new year looks set to see further far-reaching changes to the planning system, with a series of new policies and laws promised by government. Bryan Johnston looks ahead.

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that planning minister Gavin Barwell has moved to strengthen neighbourhood plans in areas where the local authority does not have a five-year housing land supply.

Government 'actively considering LPEG recommendations on definitive five-year land supply'

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell has said that the government is 'actively considering' measures recommended by the Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) to ensure that, once a council's five-year housing supply has been established, it is treated as definitive for a set period of time.

3 comments

2016: The year in headlines

The biggest planning stories to make the news over the past year are remembered by John Geoghegan.

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.