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 government's proposed housing delivery test could require more than half of local authorities to provide a 20 per cent buffer on their housing land supply, according to an analysis by consultancy Lichfields.
The Greater London Authority's strategic planning manager Colin Wilson is among the speakers confirmed for a major planning conference in London tomorrow.
The minister on why he won't immediately be intervening to write local plans, still intends to introduce a permitted development right for offices to be demolished to make way for homes and the delayed decision on the Bradford core strategy.1 comment
A senior Treasury official is among the speakers confirmed for a major planning conference in London later this month.
The introduction of a standardised methodology for assessing housing need risks reducing housing requirements in the North and weakening economic growth prospects in the region, a consultancy has warned.