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The implications of a proposed NPPF tweak requiring councils planning large settlements to think longer term

The implications of a proposed NPPF tweak requiring councils planning large settlements to think longer term

A tweak to national policy would mean councils proposing large settlements in their local plans to produce 30-year "vision" documents. Practitioners said the move will require local authority plan-makers to provide more detail on how such schemes would be delivered, but said there is uncertainty over how inspectors should assess them.

How a court ruling will affect decisions on whether new homes are too isolated

How a court ruling will affect decisions on whether new homes are too isolated

Experts say the judgment in the Bramshill Park case will give planning authorities more leeway to interpret when to apply rules preventing development of isolated homes in the countryside.

The practical implications of government directions to ensure tree-lined streets

The practical implications of government directions to ensure tree-lined streets

Proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework will see authorities required to make new streets tree-lined, but don’t resolve the financial issues that make highways authorities reluctant to adopt them

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