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Javid approves 97 homes despite risk of 'erosion of confidence' in neighbourhood planning

Javid approves 97 homes despite risk of 'erosion of confidence' in neighbourhood planning

The communities secretary has approved outline plans for 97 homes on a site at Hassocks in West Sussex, despite concluding that the decision could 'lead to an erosion of local confidence in neighbourhood planning'.

Government still aims to create right to demolish offices for homes

Government still aims to create right to demolish offices for homes

The government still intends to implement a permitted development right to allow demolition of offices for new homes, the planning minister has said.

10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that two London boroughs' decisions to refuse major residential schemes over concerns that the developments would be too tall have been overturned by London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Local plan interventions 'unlikely' ahead of NPPF update, says Barwell

Local plan interventions 'unlikely' ahead of NPPF update, says Barwell

The government is unlikely to start stepping in to enforce its 'early 2017' deadline for local plan production until a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is in place, planning minister Gavin Barwell has said.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

A fundamental flaw in the planning system is its almost complete inability to see into the future.

Interview: Gavin Barwell, minister for housing and planning

Interview: Gavin Barwell, minister for housing and planning

The minister on why he won't immediately be intervening to write local plans, still intends to introduce a permitted development right for offices to be demolished to make way for homes and the delayed decision on the Bradford core strategy.

How councils are planning for an ageing population

How councils are planning for an ageing population

Over-65s are set to be England's fastest-growing age group. But how well are councils planning for this change, Mark Wilding asks.

How Bill amendment would strengthen planning protections for pubs

How Bill amendment would strengthen planning protections for pubs

Peers have amended the Neighbourhood Planning Bill to remove permitted development rights from pubs following concerns over the effectiveness of a recent move to strengthen planning protections for public houses nominated as community assets.


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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