The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
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Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the government has said it is 'keen to engage' on controversial measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill to restrict the use of pre-commencement conditions during the bill's progress through the House of Lords.
The consortium of developers that has threatened to launch a legal challenge to overturn the government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans has given ministers an extra week to respond.3 comments
The High Court has overturned planning permission for a new football and athletics facility on green belt land in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, upholding a complaint that the local council had erred in its application of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Plans have been approved for up to 2,350 homes at a site to west of Cambridge, despite planners recognising that the plans would be contrary to policies in the local council's adopted and emerging local plans.
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.
Two Greater Manchester boroughs have reached key milestones in their local plan preparation, with Rochdale adopting its core strategy in October and Salford last month publishing a draft local plan for consultation.
Prominent lawyers highlight the most significant legal decisions of the year.
An assessment of the UK's needs being drawn up by the government's infrastructure adviser will consider the interactions between housing and infrastructure, but is unlikely to take the form of a national spatial plan.
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.