Milton Keynes Council has formally adopted its local plan, which proposes the delivery of 26,500 new homes up to 2031.
How the Feb 2019 NPPF and guidance revisions change the system, Part 4: changes to planning practice guidance on housing need
Alongside the revised NPPF, key updates to planning practice guidance on housing and economic development needs assessments have also been issued. Some of the key changes are outlined below.
Ten of the biggest stories of the week, including news that a local authority and a landowner have submitted plans for an 8,500-home 'garden town' in the Kent North Downs near Folkestone.
A Cheshire town has become the third area in the country to reject a proposed neighbourhood plan at a referendum, on a margin of just 22 votes.
Councils should assess evidence of unimplemented earlier consents when considering new homes, says fresh guidance
Councils should assess why previous consents for major new housing schemes failed to start when considering planning applications on the same site, new national guidance states, including looking at "evidence" as to why the earlier permission was not implemented.
With its revisions to planning policy and guidance for England published last month, the government is in some ways easing pressure on planning authorities in high housing growth areas to provide for more homes, and in other ways increasing it.
The recent international strikes by school students in protest at government inaction on climate change should reinvigorate jaded planners.
These early months of 2019 point to an increasingly uncertain future. At the macro level, planning will have to adjust to a post-Brexit world in which the availability of public funding is reduced, alongside the longstanding challenges of changing technology, climate change and an ageing population.
In theory at least, the government has a twin-track approach to ensuring that the required amount of homes are delivered through the English planning system.
A recent High Court ruling involving a residential conversion scheme in north London illustrates how strict and unforgiving the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 can be.
During the past decade, UK High Street annual footfall has only risen once, during 2011 in the window between recovery from the 2008 financial crisis and austerity kicking in.
- Planner Varnom Ross London (Central), London (Greater)
- Strategic Planning Manager Gladman Scotland Livingston, West Lothian
- Planner/Senior Planner Pro Vision Ampfield, Hampshire
- Enforcement Consultant - Dorset - Long-Term Contract Oyster Partnership Dorset
- Principal Officer - Major Applications Team Arun District Council Arun - West Sussex
On 6 September 2012 the government announced a fresh wave of planning reforms aimed at stimulating the housing market and driving economic growth. This page collates all the key events as details on the reforms.