The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
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.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the much-anticipated Housing White Paper will now be published in January, the communities secretary Sajid Javid has said.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a High Court judge has ruled that approvals of developments which are contrary to a local plan, made under the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF) presumption in favour of sustainable development, should be the 'exception rather than the norm'.
The government has today lifted its holding direction on Birmingham's draft local plan, saying the council has 'taken a robust approach that is consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)'.
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 Court of Appeal's judgment in a recent case from Kent raises crucial questions on local planning authorities' duty to give reasons for granting planning permission.
The communities secretary's decision to refuse a 100-home development in a West Sussex village because of policies contained in its recently-made neighbourhood plan has 'perturbed many' in the development industry.
Policy: The Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens - Guidance for Local Planning Authorities.
A Court of Appeal ruling has major implications for green belt policy in areas with no five-year housing land supply, says Christopher Young.
Policy Summary: Local plan experts tell ministers to simplify calculations of housing need and supply
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