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Javid refuses 130 homes against inspector's advice

Javid refuses 130 homes against inspector's advice

Plans for 130 homes on farmland near Buckingham have been refused by the communities secretary Sajid Javid against an inspector's recommendation, after he attached 'very substantial' weight to the town's adopted neighbourhood plan.

How a ruling clarifies the scope of the NPPF's presumption policy

How a ruling clarifies the scope of the NPPF's presumption policy

A key Court of Appeal judgment makes clear that the National Planning Policy Framework's presumption in favour of sustainable development should not apply in instances where a local council has an up-to-date plan, in a ruling that experts suggest should "put to bed" planning disputes over the scope of the presumption.

10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling which outlined the scope of the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) presumption in favour of sustainable development in relation to proposals that conflict with an up-to-date local plan.

Quartermain: work on NPPF changes expected 'towards back end of the year'

Quartermain: work on NPPF changes expected 'towards back end of the year'

The government is likely to be working on revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 'towards the back end of the year', the Department for Communities and Local Government's chief planner Steve Quartermain said today.

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Legal Viewpoint: Court clarifies sustainable development presumption

Legal Viewpoint: Court clarifies sustainable development presumption

The Court of Appeal has rejected a generalised presumption in favour of sustainable development (PIFSD) in its ruling on an inspector's decision to approve Barwood Strategic Land's plans for up to 150 new homes in Staffordshire.

Keep calm and carry on plan-making, by Catriona Riddell

Keep calm and carry on plan-making, by Catriona Riddell

It is going to be a very busy summer for local authorities as the government moves forward with implementing the Housing White Paper.

How the mini government reshuffle could affect planning

How the mini government reshuffle could affect planning

Sajid Javid will keep the housing delivery bandwagon rolling but Gavin Barwell's new posting at the heart of government may be even more influential in the long run, experts speculate.

Exceptional properties: What impact has the so-called 'Gummers Law' had on decision makers?

Exceptional properties: What impact has the so-called 'Gummers Law' had on decision makers?

In 1997, a controversial new planning policy was introduced that allowed new homes in the countryside to be built providing they were of outstanding architectural quality. Two decades on, David Dewar examines the impact of so-called 'Gummer's Law'.


Policy Briefings

Policy Briefing: What does the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling mean for you?

Policy Briefing: What does the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling mean for you?

This landmark judgement should not be viewed by councils as a way to resist housing applications, says Simon Coop.

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.

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