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