The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Basingstoke, Hampshire
- Senior Planning Policy Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Senior Housing Delivery Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Planning Officer - Graduate/Officer/Senior/Principal Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Planning Inspector (Planning Enforcement Team) Westminster City Council City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
The number of appeals that cite a controversial planning policy allowing new homes to be built in the countryside providing they are of 'outstanding' architectural quality has almost trebled since the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), exclusive research by Planning shows.1 comment
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that Reading MP Alok Sharma has been appointed as the new minister for housing and 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.
In the wake of this month's tumultuous general election, which saw planning minister Gavin Barwell lose his seat in the Commons, the planning community sees good reason to remain quietly optimistic, since on the issue of housebuilding there already exists significant cross-party support.1 comment
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'.
The Supreme Court's first judgment on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has rejected a broad approach to the meaning of paragraph 49, which states that "relevant policies for the supply of housing" should not be considered up to date where a council cannot show a five-year supply.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the absence of a five-year supply of deliverable sites should render out of date only those policies dealing with the numbers and distribution of housing and not those which seek to restrict housing.
Paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) says that "relevant policies for the supply of housing should not be considered up-to-date if the local planning authority cannot demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites".
This landmark judgement should not be viewed by councils as a way to resist housing applications, says Simon Coop.
Government proposals to strengthen build to rent should provide certainty for councils and developers, says Kathryn Hampton.
With air pollution receiving greater attention, planners need to give increasing consideration to the issue, says Justine Thornton QC.