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Small sites boost 'must not come at expense of local infrastructure provision'

Small sites boost 'must not come at expense of local infrastructure provision'

More should be done to encourage small and medium-sized construction firms to enter the housing market, but this should not be done at the expense of securing developer contributions for local services, infrastructure or affordable housing, a House of Commons committee report has recommended.

What the snap poll means for the government's programme of planning policy changes

What the snap poll means for the government's programme of planning policy changes

Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election could see changes to timetables for the implementation of key changes to the planning system, according to experts.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill nears Royal Assent

Neighbourhood Planning Bill nears Royal Assent

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill is awaiting Royal Assent after peers yesterday agreed to MPs' amendments to the legislation.

MPs recommend equalities probe over local plan approvals

MPs recommend equalities probe over local plan approvals

MPs have recommended that the Equality and Human Rights Commission undertake a formal investigation into whether the Planning Inspectorate has approved local plans which pay 'insufficient regard to the needs of disabled people', in breach of its statutory duties.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

Finalised bill offers prospect of better land value capture, by Richard Garlick

Finalised bill offers prospect of better land value capture, by Richard Garlick

Barring an unforeseen mishap, the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will receive royal assent before Parliament is dissolved next week.

How holding direction removal crystallises position on green belt

How holding direction removal crystallises position on green belt

The government's decision to lift a holding direction on a West Yorkshire council's core strategy has helped to crystallise ministers' position on green belt release, but concerns are growing over the delays arising from their intervention in local plan preparation.

What a change of use revision means for pub conversions

What a change of use revision means for pub conversions

A government amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill is intended to bolster protection for pubs, but some experts say that a change designed to make it easier for hostelries to expand their food offering could undermine local policies drawn up to safeguard drinking establishments.

Legal Viewpoint: Ruling clarifies inspectors' duty on five-year supply

Legal Viewpoint: Ruling clarifies inspectors' duty on five-year supply

The High Court recently provided judgment to clarify the role of inspectors when determining five-year housing land supply issues in planning appeals.


Policy Briefings

Policy Briefing: What build to rent policy changes mean for planners

Policy Briefing: What build to rent policy changes mean for planners

Government proposals to strengthen build to rent should provide certainty for councils and developers, says Kathryn Hampton.

Policy Briefing: Why planners need to know about air quality policy

Policy Briefing: Why planners need to know about air quality policy

With air pollution receiving greater attention, planners need to give increasing consideration to the issue, says Justine Thornton QC.

Policy Summary: White Paper moots updating policies on neighbourhood planning and design

Policy Summary: White Paper moots updating policies on neighbourhood planning and design

Policy: Proposals to Amend Neighbourhood Planning and Design Policies in the Housing White Paper.

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