It’s been a big year for planning with the launch of the national planning policy framework and the passage of the Localism Act through Parliament, along with numerous government reviews of and, at times, attacks on the planning system. Not surprisingly, it’s these events that dominate this year’s top ten articles.
7. Government unveils 36 more neighbourhood planning 'front-runners'
8. Planning 'isn't brain surgery', says communities minister
9. Councils 'must prove local plans conform to NPPF'
10. Ministers to consult on opening up planning services to competition