The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Planners North Norfolk District Council Norfolk
- Career Grade Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) Brent Council Brent, London (Greater)
- Deputy Team Leader (Development Management) Brent Council Wembley, London (Greater)
- Principal Planning Officer Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet, Somerset
A High Court judge had agreed with a planning inspector that a council used a too restrictive definition of the word 'isolated' when refusing permission for two new homes in the Essex countryside.
There has been an 82 per cent increase in the number of homes approved in England's 34 areas of outstanding natural beauty since 2012, a study by countryside campaigners has found.
There should be a 'clear and consistent framework' for the devolution of housing and planning powers across England to help deliver more affordable homes, a report has recommended.
A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against a Cheshire council's refusal of plans for 400 homes, despite recognising that the council's ability to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply was 'marginal and, potentially, in doubt'.
Housing charity Shelter's assertion that a "legal loophole" is allowing developers to get out of building thousands of affordable homes across the country every year has received widespread media coverage, but has also split opinion within the planning sector.
A court ruling on the policy test for establishing the likelihood of identified sites actually being developed should give councils a firmer basis for showing a five-year supply, experts have suggested.
The government's proposed new method of calculating housing need could see almost one in three local planning authorities lose their five-year land supply positions, say Jonathan Dixon and Emily Williams.
Government infrastructure adviser the National Infrastructure Commission has indicated that it could next year make housing-related recommendations, despite housing supply not falling within its remit. But observers are unsure as to how the government is likely to respond.
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.