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A neighbourhood plan for a Derbyshire parish has been overwhelmingly rejected in a local referendum after the parish council's neighbourhood plan steering group campaigned for a 'no' vote following a dispute with the borough council.
The communities secretary's decision to refuse a 100-home development in a West Sussex village because of policies contained in its recently-made neighbourhood plan has 'perturbed many' in the development industry.
New powers to allow the secretary of state to give a direction requiring two or more town halls to prepare a joint local plan and to invite a county council to prepare a local plan where a district council in its area has failed to do so are contained in government amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.2 comments
The communities secretary Sajid Javid has blocked plans for up to 90 homes at Kineton in Warwickshire after he concluded that the scheme would be contrary to a neighbourhood plan which represents the 'choice expressed by local people'.
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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.
A Buckinghamshire village has voted to back its neighbourhood plan for a second time after a legal challenge quashed the result of its first poll. However, turnout was lower the second time around.
Use our new interactive map to find comprehensive details of the results of more than 200 neighbourhood plan referendums that have taken place across England since 2013.
The government has outlined further provisions to improve the neighbourhood planning process just days after it confirmed its intention to push ahead with separate measures to streamline the system.
A set of further provisions to speed up and strengthen the neighbourhood planning process have been outlined days after the government confirmed its intention to push ahead with separate measures to streamline the process that were consulted on earlier this year.
Theresa May's government has already shown that it is prepared to change the course of planning policy set by its predecessor. The dropping of the plan to make the National Infrastructure Commission a statutory body was a clear demonstration of a fresh approach.
In the days immediately following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) was keen to reassure people that business would continue as usual.
This week saw more than 300 guests gather in central London for the presentation of the Planning and Placemaking Awards.