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Last month's 58.8 per cent vote in favour of a Hampshire neighbourhood plan is one of the tightest referendum results to date, an analysis of figures compiled by Planning 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.
An Oxfordshire neighbourhood plan is facing the threat of judicial review over its allocation of a quarry for possible future employment uses.1 comment
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.
- Senior Planning Policy Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Associate Director / London / Leading Property Consultancy Penguin Recruitment City of London
- Senior Enforcement Officer Macdonald & Co Hampshire
- Graduate Planner / Year-Out Placement (Two posts) London Borough of Newham Newham
- Principal Planner x2 London Borough of Newham Newham
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.
Practitioners believe that more neighbourhood groups could follow the example set by two Cornish neighbourhood plans endorsed by residents in local polls held earlier this month, which seek to use planning conditions to prevent new open market housing from being used as second homes.
More than 20 neighbourhood plan referendums took place on the same day as last week's local elections, with nearly 50,000 residents voting in favour, and fewer than 7,000 against.
A set of new duties for neighbourhood plan examiners was announced by the government last week, in an attempt to improve dialogue between participants during examinations. But experts have warned that they could add to the cost and length of the process.
A written statement strengthening neighbourhood plans is beginning to influence decisions, has already prompted one parish council to start work on a neighbourhood plan, and could lead to more parishes rushing to get such plans in place, observers have claimed.
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.