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Councils' proposals to introduce staged approaches to housing delivery in their local plans have prompted concerns that some are trying to sidestep their obligations.
Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire has voted to adopt its new local plan, having reduced both its annual housing target and employment land requirement in line with the recommendation of a planning inspector.
The government has confirmed its commitment to local plans in its new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), amending wording from the draft version that some observers saw as weakening the requirement for councils to plan at the local scale.
A Gloucestershire council has adopted its local plan that proposes the delivery of 8,400 new homes, including 1,800 in a strategic site allocation.
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The government's announcement of a review of its standard method of assessing housing need creates uncertainty and could delay local plan preparation, say commentators.
Many northern councils are preparing to set less ambitious housing targets in light of the government's impending new standard method for calculating housing need.
The government has not yet confirmed that it will impose sanctions on councils deemed to be underperforming in their handling of applications for planning permission.
A recent landmark European court ruling on protected wildlife zones could slow local plan-making and further restrict housing supply around these areas, say practitioners.