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An Essex council whose local plan production timescale is undergoing Whitehall scrutiny is now likely to miss its key development strategy deadlines following a vote against the document. But observers say immediate central government intervention is not certain.
There has been no marked rise in the number of local plans submitted for examination in recent months, despite the imminent end of the transition period for the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
A council undergoing Whitehall scrutiny of its local plan process has said it is lobbying the government to allow it to use September's lower household growth figures that would see the district's housing need drop by two-fifths.
Three major green belt housing sites totalling 4,600 homes are set to be added to a new version of the South Oxfordshire draft local plan, which now proposes contributing more towards neighbouring Oxford City Council's unmet need.
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Adoption of Poole Borough Council's local plan this month signals the latest advance in plan preparation in Dorset ahead of impending local government shake-up.
How are the three councils undergoing central government scrutiny of their local plan production faring, asks Adam Branson.
East Hertfordshire District Council formally adopted its local plan last month after the secretary of state lifted his holding direction on the document, paving the way for green belt releases to help meet the area's housing need.
Comments by the housing minister on the timing of revisions to the government's standard method of assessing housing need means that confusion surrounding the new policy's introduction is likely to continue, say practitioners.