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Planning inspectors have backed proposals in Oxford City Council's draft local plan to provide almost 11,000 new homes up to 2036 and to release eight green belt sites for housing.
Ministers have warned an Oxfordshire district council considering ditching its long-emerging development plan that it may ask the county council to intervene. Obervers believe some form of intervention is likely, with the county saying it is willing to step in, despite resource concerns.
Planning inspectors have recommended that an Essex council withdraw its local plan from examination, saying they would not be able to find the document sound because of its insufficient and "vague" evidence to justify proposals for three garden communities.
High Court grants unincorporated Leeds residents group right to challenge city's site allocations plan
The High Court has ruled that a former neighbourhood planning forum of Leeds residents has the legal standing required to challenge a crucial part of the city's development plan, rejecting the local authority's arguments that as an unincorporated body it had no right to do so.
- Principal Regeneration Officer Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
- Lead Practitioner (Infrastructure) Newark and Sherwood District Council Newark, Nottinghamshire
- Senior Transport Planner (Planning Policy) Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
- Senior Planner (Planning Policy) Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
- Principal Planner (Planning Policy) Royal Borough of Kingston Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
How two councils drew up the first jointly produced plan for an area of outstanding natural beauty. By Colin Marrs.
A High Court ruling on a challenge to a Surrey local plan may make it easier for both councils and developers to make the case for releasing green belt via plan-making, say barristers.
Planning has forecast that this year's housing delivery test is likely to mean that 19 councils are likely to be required to increase their housing land supply. Where this results in local authorities falling short of their required five-year supply, some tough challenges lie ahead, say practitioners.
Recent instances of councils strongly and publicly criticising an inspector's handling of the examination of their local plan reflect the reality that they are not in complete control of the documents, say experts