The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Head of Planning Selby District Council Selby, North Yorkshire
- Senior & Principal Planning Officers Brent Council Aylesbury
- Manager for Development Management Bedford Borough Council Located in the Oxford-Cambridge corridor
- Transport Planners/Senior Transport Planners x 2 City of London London (Central), London (Greater)
Experts have raised questions over the robustness of the methodology proposed in last week's long-awaited consultation into a standardised method of calculating local authorities' housing need, and asked whether communities secretary Sajid Javid has the stomach for a seemingly inevitable political fight.
The communities secretary has dismissed an appeal for a 92-home development in the Cotswolds after concluding that harm to a conservation area arising from the scheme would not be outweighed by its benefits, including the provision of 50 per cent affordable housing.
Nine things you need to know about this week's consultation on housing need, including an 'ambition' to publish a revised National Planning Policy Framework by Spring 2018, proposals to strengthen cross-boundary planning, changes intended to streamline viability assessments and plans to make section 106 agreements more transparent.
The communities secretary has refused plans for 212 homes on a former factory site within the Buckinghamshire green belt, despite the council being unable demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.
Did a desire to manipulate the planning process cause Cheshire air quality data to be doctored, asks Catherine Early.
The local planning authorities identified by experimental government data as having the greatest proportion of major decisions overturned on appeal say that they intend to fight off the threat of designation under the special measures regime.
The policy and legislation changes that are in the pipeline for this autumn are outlined by Bryan Johnston.
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.
Policy Summary: A reminder to planners to stay up-to-date with security risks when preparing policies
Policy: Chief planner's letter about security and planning.
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.