Plans to remove 4,900 hectares of land from Greater Manchester's green belt to provide tens of thousands of new homes are contained in a draft statutory spatial framework for the city-region, published overnight.1 comment
Councils are coming under growing pressure to review their housing numbers following the vote to leave the EU, but consultants give short shrift to the idea that Brexit will mean fewer homes need to be built.
Two Buckinghamshire councils are considering plans to remove more than 400 hectares of land from the green belt to provide for around 6,000 homes, as part of their emerging joint local plan.
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A Devon council has established a blueprint requiring developers to provide self-build housing. David Dewar reports.
City Hall's head of planning has signalled a new approach to facilitate the release of industrial land for new homes, pledging to concentrate on sites that have good public transport connections.
An Oxfordshire council's decision to break ranks on housing targets has raised questions over the area's efforts to meet the duty to cooperate, experts have warned.
Regenerating the outlying towns of Greater Manchester will be a priority for Labour's candidate Andy Burnham if he becomes the conurbation's mayor, the MP said this week.
Reaching agreement across local authority boundaries on strategic planning issues is hard work. Consensus is often elusive.
A recent High Court decision involving a housing appeal in Northamptonshire demonstrates that if you fail to raise a point during appeal proceedings, you cannot expect a court to overturn the decision if the inspector does not consider that point.
Theresa May's government has already shown that it is prepared to change the course of planning policy set by its predecessor. The dropping of the plan to make the National Infrastructure Commission a statutory body was a clear demonstration of a fresh approach.
For the first time in six years, we are moving towards the return of effective strategic planning, with more local authorities working together to develop a shared approach to long term priorities.