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Why developers fear that the ministerial call for more 'pragmatic' plan examinations will lower the soundness bar

Why developers fear that the ministerial call for more 'pragmatic' plan examinations will lower the soundness bar

A letter from the housing secretary advising inspectors to be more "pragmatic" when examining local plans has prompted concerns from some in the development sector that inadequate strategies could be "waved through", but other commentators expect it will make little practical difference.

Five things we learnt at the Planning Officers Society conference

Five things we learnt at the Planning Officers Society conference

The Planning Officers Society (POS) held its annual conference in Nottingham last week. Here are five key things we learnt from the conference:

What new guidance on older people's housing means for applicants and authorities

What new guidance on older people's housing means for applicants and authorities

Practioners have questioned whether the government's first dedicated guidance on housing for older and disabled people will make much difference to the provision of such developments, especially without bolder action on use classes and site allocations.

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