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Reports that an Oxfordshire district has suffered a setback in its legal bid to overturn an inspector's approval of a 95-home scheme on a site not allocated in an adopted neighbourhood plan feature in the latest Neighbourhood Watch update.
The communities secretary has approved plans for up to 200 homes on a site in Gloucestershire, two years after his predecessor refused the proposals.
An Oxfordshire district council has confirmed that its legal bid to overturn an inspector's ruling that it was unable to demonstrate a three-year supply of housing land has been unsuccessful.1 comment
The High Court has ruled that ministers should have released documents to back up a claim that adopted neighbourhood plans were delivering 10 per cent more housing than those planned for by the relevant local planning authority.
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- Senior / Associate Town Planner Lewis Davey West Sussex
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Brandon Lewis has issued a written statement extending by 6 months the period for consideration of the recovery of planning appeals for residential development over 10 units in areas where a qualifying body has submitted a neighbourhood plan proposal to the local planning authority or where a neighbourhood plan has been made.
Commentators say that proposals for a standard formula to calculate housing need figures for neighbourhood plan areas where a district's local plan is out-of-date may reduce disagreements, but warn of unintended consequences.
Cash from a new £22.8 million package intended to support the development of neighbourhood plans could be used to fund pilots to explore the potential of using Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) receipts to fund the production of parish plans, the latest instalment of Neighbourhood Watch reveals.
An analysis of data from the first 350 neighbourhood plan referendums shows little sign that enthusiasm for neighbourhood planning is tailing off, but reveals significant regional variations in the number of votes that have been cast.
News that an inspector has thrown out an attempt to remove a condition preventing two new homes in a Cornish holiday resort from being occupied as second homes or used for holiday accommodation features in the latest instalment of Neighbourhood Watch.
If the man travelling to St Ives in the nursery rhyme is planning to buy a new second home there with any or all of his seven wives, he has another thing coming.
In May 2015, in the week before the general election, three ministerial decisions were quashed by the High Court.
The government view on the correct weight to be given to neighbourhood plans in decision-making has not always been easy to gauge in the past few years.