A planning inspector acted 'unfairly' when calculating whether a Berkshire council could demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, a High Court judge has ruled.3 comments
The High Court's decision to throw out a Hertfordshire authority's legal bid to overturn an inspector's verdict that it did not meet the duty to cooperate in drawing up its draft plan underlines the seriousness with which local planning authorities need to treat the legal test, experts have said.
Warrington Borough Council's local plan review consultation is the latest to propose large-scale releases from the green belt in order to meet development needs.
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- Planning Enforcement Officer Ackerman Pierce West London
- Junior Planner Lewis Davey London (Central), London (Greater)
- Infrastructure Delivery Support Officer (S106 - CIL) Macdonald & Co London (Central), London (Greater)
- S106 / CIL Administrator Macdonald & Co London (Greater)
Plans for the post-games Olympic Park have altered considerably since the first legacy blueprint was published, says Mark Wilding - and they are likely to change again.
A call for local authorities to carry on with their plan-making work despite the current climate of political uncertainty is among five key messages to emerge from a plan-making conference held in London last month.
Councillors at one of England's most green belt-constrained authorities have voted to move forward with local plan proposals that would see a "very small amount" of land removed from the green belt to boost growth.
The number of councils failing to show a five-year housing land supply in appeals has dropped slightly, but some local planning authorities face major delivery obstacles, new research reveals.
It is going to be a very busy summer for local authorities as the government moves forward with implementing the Housing White Paper.
Only time will tell if the publication this month of Office for National Statistics 2016 mid-year UK population estimates (MYEs) will be a turning point in recent trends in population growth.
If the man travelling to St Ives in the nursery rhyme is planning to buy a new second home there with any or all of his seven wives, he has another thing coming.
As local authorities await the government's new methodology for calculating housing needs, with many councils suspending progress on their local plans, it strikes me how much plan-making is all about numbers now.