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Wirral Councll’s long-emerging local plan plus another development strategy in Suffolk are both set to be delayed due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The High Court has thrown out a challenge to the release of a green belt site in a Buckinghamshire authority's local plan, ruling that the document was justified in basing its housing targets on older and higher 2014-based government household growth projections.
How a government court climbdown should make it easier for councils to find 'deliverable' housing sites for their land supply
A secretary of state concession in a High Court case widens the scope of 'deliverable' housing sites that local authorities can add to their land supply, experts agree, but opinion is divided as to whether the long-debated issue has now been put to bed.
Half of English councils still lack detailed local plan policies or site allocations to support older people's housing, according to research published this week by estate agent Knight Frank and law firm Irwin Mitchell.
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- Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer - Planning Policy Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Solihull, West Midlands
- Team Leader – Planning Policy Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Solihull, West Midlands
- Principal Economic Development officer Hertsmere Borough Council Hertfordshire
The Hertfordshire council has failed the duty to cooperate twice in four years in its efforts to adopt an up-to-date local plan. Observers say politics has played a key part in the district’s failure to meet the legal requirement.
Under the existing planning system, ever-lower household projections can be ignored by most planners. But many experts predict that councils and communities will use them to undermine the credibility of the government’s standard method of assessing housing need.
A successful legal challenge to a development plan in Leeds shows the risk of plan-makers depending too heavily on housing need figures to justify green belt release, especially when those numbers drop significantly, say commentators
News that a Kent council has been granted permission to bring a judicial review against a planning inspector's decision to reject its emerging local plan over a failure to meet the duty to cooperate, while a trio of Tory MPs have urged the housing secretary to call in the draft document features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.