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Chief planner to discuss NPPF changes at housing delivery event

Chief planner to discuss NPPF changes at housing delivery event

The Department for Communities and Local Government's chief planner Steve Quartermain will take questions on proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) at the Planning for Housing conference in London in October.

Gloucestershire council refuses 215-home development

Gloucestershire council refuses 215-home development

A Gloucestershire council has refused a planning application for 215 homes, despite planning officers recommending the scheme be approved.

Javid approves Colchester mixed-use scheme despite retail impact concerns

Javid approves Colchester mixed-use scheme despite retail impact concerns

The communities secretary has approved plans for a mixed-use development on an 11.75-hectare site in Colchester in Essex, after concluding that the scheme's impact on the vitality and viability of the town centre would not be 'severe'.

Government reaffirms plan for NPPF revisions to support build to rent

Government reaffirms plan for NPPF revisions to support build to rent

There is 'clear support' for new national planning rules to boost the emerging build-to-rent sector but disagreement over the government's definition of 'affordable private rent', a consultation response document has said.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

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 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.

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.


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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