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News that the High Court has backed a neighbourhood plan policy intended to halt the spread of second homes in St Ives in Cornwall features in the latest Neighbourhood Watch bulletin.
Recent appeal decisions have not made the picture any clearer on the circumstances in which neighbourhood plan policies can override housing land supply shortfalls.
Latest changes to planning practice guidance (PPG) have exempted new mezzanine floors from paying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and have set out new rules for the neighbourhood planning process.1 comment
The communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for 100 homes in Staffordshire, more than 18 months after former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles' decision to block the application on the grounds that it would 'undermine' an emerging neighbourhood plan was quashed following a legal challenge.
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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.
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.
Innovative engagement tactics proved key to creating a plan for one of Bristol's most diverse areas. John Geoghegan reports.
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.
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.
A High Court ruling last month considered how alternative sites were dealt with in preparing a neighbourhood plan for Henfield in West Sussex.
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.