Threatened Wirral Council rows back on green belt releases in wake of new household projections

Threatened Wirral Council rows back on green belt releases in wake of new household projections

A North West council threatened with central government intervention in its local plan process is seeking to row back on proposals to release almost 50 green belt sites for homes in the wake of new household projections that it says has slashed its housing need.

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The current model of paying for infrastructure through levies raised via the planning system is 'broken', Labour's shadow planning minister said yesterday.

CPRE planning chief lambasts NPPF's new affordable housing definition as 'almost meaningless'

CPRE planning chief lambasts NPPF's new affordable housing definition as 'almost meaningless'

The government's latest definition of affordable housing is 'so wide that the term has become almost meaningless', the Campaign to Protect Rural England's (CPRE) head of planning told the Labour Party conference yesterday.

Fresh rail freight interchange proposals submitted for PINS examination

Fresh rail freight interchange proposals submitted for PINS examination

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Obituary for architect who 'pleased Prince Charles but was savaged by critics'

Obituary for architect who 'pleased Prince Charles but was savaged by critics'

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What would happen to the NPPF if the High Court declares the framework to be unlawful?

What would happen to the NPPF if the High Court declares the framework to be unlawful?

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Analysis: New projections wipe out housing need in Oxford and Cambridge under standard method, experts say

Analysis: New projections wipe out housing need in Oxford and Cambridge under standard method, experts say

Authorities such as Oxford and Cambridge would see their entire housing requirement wiped out if the government's standard method is applied to today's new household projections, experts say.

Why annual reports to fix housing land supply may have limited appeal

Why annual reports to fix housing land supply may have limited appeal

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The implications of a Hertfordshire local plan holding direction for planners

The implications of a Hertfordshire local plan holding direction for planners

A last-minute holding direction issued by the housing secretary barring a Hertfordshire district from adopting its local plan could cause uncertainty for both councils and developers, practitioners say.

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Ineffective community engagement by plan-makers could explain why residents of an inner-city estate refused to endorse a neighbourhood plan, say observers.

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