The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Director of Planning Peter Brett Associates City of Bristol
- Service Manager – Development Management Wigan Council Wigan, Greater Manchester
- Planner/Senior Planner Peter Brett Associates Bristol, London, Manchester, Reading
- Principal Planning Officer - Development Management - West Sussex Vivid Resourcing West Sussex
- Associate Director (Bournemouth) Terence O'Rourke Ltd Bournemouth
Plans have been approved to convert the Grade II* listed Old War Office building in Westminster to create a 125-bed hotel and 88 apartments, alongside a spa, bar and restaurant facilities.
Councils should 'recognise the importance of parks and green spaces' in their local plans, according to a new report on the future of public parks by the communities and local government select committee.
The government has rowed back on its plans to include a definition of the term 'commuter hub' in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) after concerns were raised about the proposed wording.2 comments
The government intends to amend planning policy to make it easier for developers of purpose-built developments for the rental market to offer affordable private rented homes instead of other forms of affordable housing, the Housing White Paper reveals.
Uncertainty still surrounds how a reduced land supply requirement will work in areas with adopted neighbourhood plans, despite government attempts to clarify this aspect of December's written ministerial statement (WMS) on the issue.
A study published this week accuses the National Planning Policy Framework of contributing to a diversion of funds from affordable housing to landowners' pockets.
We still await the housing white paper, now promised for next week. But, given what we know from recent statements and the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, it sounds as if the government will announce changes to the local plan system that will make it more similar to the old regime.
The government's promise to boost housing supply has been pursued in inspectors' and ministerial decisions during 2016. Seven of the ten most frequently downloaded cases from DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database focused on medium to large-scale housing schemes on greenfield sites.
The city-region framework's focus on a few large sites could present challenges, says Gary Halman.
A court ruling will make non-plan-compliant schemes harder to approve, says Keith Fenwick.
Policy: The Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens - Guidance for Local Planning Authorities.