A Cheshire authority has amended a parish council's proposed neighbourhood plan area to exclude a new garden village.
News that Milton Keynes has published a draft of its new local plan, including a target to see 26,500 new homes built over the period 2016 to 2031, features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.
A new task force will provide expert help to councils with creating planning strategies to deliver custom and self-build housing.
- Town Planning Director - London Lewis Davey London (Greater)
- Strategic and Local Planning Manager District Borough of Harborough Harborough, Leicestershire
- Strategy and Policy officer Randstad London
- Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Projects Park Avenue Recruitment Ltd London (Central), London (Greater)
- Policy Planning Consultant Oyster Partnership Leicestershire
Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.
Uncertainty still surrounds how a reduced land supply requirement will work in areas with adopted neighbourhood plans, despite government attempts to clarify this aspect of December's written ministerial statement (WMS) on the issue.
A written statement strengthening neighbourhood plans is beginning to influence decisions, has already prompted one parish council to start work on a neighbourhood plan, and could lead to more parishes rushing to get such plans in place, observers have claimed.
The Tory peer who has launched legal action in a bid to overturn the communities secretary's decision to allow a scheme comprising 50 homes in East Sussex has said that the approval has 'destroyed' a village's neighbourhood plan and 'destroyed people's trust in fair government'.
We still await the housing white paper, now promised for next week. But, given what we know from recent statements and the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, it sounds as if the government will announce changes to the local plan system that will make it more similar to the old regime.
Requiring as it did the agreement of ten neighbouring councils of differing political hues, the first draft of the strategic plan for Greater Manchester was an achievement in itself, even if adoption is still a distant prospect.
In May 2015, in the week before the general election, three ministerial decisions were quashed by the High Court.
No doubt the report issued by the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) about the struggles faced by small housebuilders will have faded in your mind since Christmas.