Lancaster City Council has published a draft local plan which is intended to support the delivery of more than 13,500 homes in the city in the next 15 years - including 1,500 on green belt land.
The Welsh government has issued a call for evidence to inform the development of policies and details of projects in the devolved nation's new National Development Framework (NDF).
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Recent appeal decisions have not made the picture any clearer on the circumstances in which neighbourhood plan policies can override housing land supply shortfalls.
Measures to increase build-out rates and allow planning departments to recoup more funds from fee income are expected to be among the main themes in the first planning-related white paper for almost a decade.
Greater Manchester authorities have won plaudits for agreeing a draft spatial framework, but face criticism from a mayoral candidate, housebuilders and landowners over the plan's approach to green belt release.
The first rejection of a neighbourhood plan at referendum raises questions about the limits of localism and shows what can happen when a planning authority and neighbourhood planners stop talking, observers say.
A High Court ruling last month considered how alternative sites were dealt with in preparing a neighbourhood plan for Henfield in West Sussex.
While this year's battle to become London's new mayor was divisive, there was one topic on which all the candidates were in agreement: the green belt.
It is good news, if somewhat belated, that Philip McCann's diagnosis of the UK regional problem is getting widespread exposure and debate.
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.