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A group of retirement housebuilders hoping to overturn the London mayor's flagship affordable housing policy have been granted a second attempt in their legal challenge.
A planning inspector has recommended a West Sussex local plan for adoption, subject to a 20 per cent increase in its housing target.
Local plans will be considered sound if they meet 'as much as possible' of an area's objectively assessed needs, according to proposed tests set out in new draft national planning policy.
Local plans should provide for objectively assessed needs for development - including unmet need from neighbouring areas - unless particular policies provide 'a strong reason for restricting the overall scale' of development, according to new draft national policy.
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
- Planning Manager – Warwickshire Jon Taylor Associates Warwickshire
- Principal Town Planner – City of London Jon Taylor Associates London (City of), London (Greater)
- DCO Planning Manager Deverell Smith London (Greater)
News of the adoption of Waverley Borough Council's local plan - the first Surrey district authority to adopt a local plan for almost four years - features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.
Three Lincolnshire councils called in support to help prepare their joint plan, says Mark Wilding.
York has not had a development plan in place since the 1950s. When is the city finally going to have an adopted local plan?
Last month, an inspector told Burnley Borough Council to cut its planned housing provision. According to some commentators, many other northern councils will soon be receiving similar advice, if the government's proposed new standard method of assessing housing need is introduced as planned. But others say that, given the right evidence, councils will still be able to set ambitious housing goals.