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.
Government proposals to put housing need and land supply assessments on a standard footing offer a way out of endless arguments in plan examinations and appeal inquiries, says Derek Stebbing.1 comment
Proposals in the Housing White Paper will open planning authorities up to unplanned development if they fail to meet government targets for housing growth.1 comment
Communities secretary Sajid Javid yesterday unveiled the government's Housing White Paper. Here are ten things you need to know about the key planning measures in the document.
Ministers are going ahead with plans to put the assessment of housing requirements on a standard footing across England, today's Housing White Paper reveals.