Why so many local plans are failing to pass examination

The number of local plans failing to pass examination reached its highest level in 2020 for six years. Observers have pinpointed political difficulties around releasing green belt and meeting the duty to cooperate as two key factors that are derailing councils' development strategies.

by David Blackman
Saffron Walden, the main town of Uttlesford district - image: Barry Badcock / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Saffron Walden, the main town of Uttlesford district - image: Barry Badcock / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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