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Map: neighbourhood plan applications

Map: neighbourhood plan applications

Use our new interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.

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Neighbourhood Watch: Peer says Javid approval has 'destroyed' neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood Watch: Peer says Javid approval has 'destroyed' neighbourhood plan

The Tory peer who has launched legal action in a bid to overturn the communities secretary's decision to allow a scheme comprising 50 homes in East Sussex has said that the approval has 'destroyed' a village's neighbourhood plan and 'destroyed people's trust in fair government'.

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Javid calls in housing scheme to probe emerging neighbourhood plan compliance

Javid calls in housing scheme to probe emerging neighbourhood plan compliance

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has called in a housing scheme in Sussex to probe its compliance with an emerging neighbourhood plan which seeks to designate the site as local green space (LGS).

Developers give ministers more time to respond to parish plan legal challenge

Developers give ministers more time to respond to parish plan legal challenge

The consortium of developers that has threatened to launch a legal challenge to overturn the government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans has given ministers an extra week to respond.

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Homes refused after ministerial statement gives parish plan 'full weight'

Homes refused after ministerial statement gives parish plan 'full weight'

An application for up to 65 homes on a 3.4-hectare site in Oxfordshire has been rejected, after an officer's report said that a ministerial statement issued before Christmas meant that 'full weight' could be attributed to a neighbourhood plan's housing policies.

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Neighbourhood Planning: Written statement

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.

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How Barwell's boost to neighbourhood plans could affect development prospects

How Barwell's boost to neighbourhood plans could affect development prospects

Shortly before Christmas, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a written ministerial statement (WMS) that overnight changed the weight to be given to some places' neighbourhood plans.

What recent decisions reveal about parish plan strength

What recent decisions reveal about parish plan strength

Recent appeal decisions have not made the picture any clearer on the circumstances in which neighbourhood plan policies can override housing land supply shortfalls.

Why a neighbourhood plan became the first to fail at referendum

Why a neighbourhood plan became the first to fail at referendum

The first rejection of a neighbourhood plan at referendum raises questions about the limits of localism and shows what can happen when a planning authority and neighbourhood planners stop talking, observers say.

How we did it: Building support for a neighbourhood plan

How we did it: Building support for a neighbourhood plan

Innovative engagement tactics proved key to creating a plan for one of Bristol's most diverse areas. John Geoghegan reports.


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Legal viewpoint: Tide turns in homes battle with neighbourhood plans

Legal viewpoint: Tide turns in homes battle with neighbourhood plans

In May 2015, in the week before the general election, three ministerial decisions were quashed by the High Court.

Legal Viewpoint: Tide turns in homes battle with neighbourhood plans

Legal Viewpoint: Tide turns in homes battle with neighbourhood plans

In May 2015, in the week before the general election, three ministerial decisions were quashed by the High Court.

Minister risks protecting too many neighbourhood plans, by Richard Garlick

Minister risks protecting too many neighbourhood plans, by Richard Garlick

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.

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