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A planning inspector has recommended that a Leicester council's draft local plan introduce a 'stepped approach' to housing delivery as part of a series of measures to make the document sound, according to the authority.
A Kent council has published a series of options to help it meet a 2,000-home shortfall in its local development framework, the majority of which propose the deallocation of green belt land.
The government has hired two consultancies to help them decide whether to take over local plan production at the three councils facing intervention, Planning can reveal.
A Surrey council has issued a robust defence of its draft local plan after a planning inspector last month criticised its approach to housing delivery, particularly its lack of proposals to help a neighbouring authority meet its unmet housing need.
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- Senior Policy Planner Park Avenue Recruitment Ltd Hertfordshire
- Senior Planner Matchtech Hertfordshire
- Planning Officer Ackerman Pierce South London
- Senior Planning Policy Officer Vivid Resourcing West Midlands Region
The government faces significant obstacles in taking over local plan production at the three councils that face intervention, experts warn.
Proposals to make planning authorities resolve most viability assessment issues in their local plans will increase plan-makers' workload, say experts. And landowners and developers will also need to play more attention to local plans' viability assumptions.
Concerns that the government's standard method for calculating councils' objectively assessed housing need would be watered down have proved unfounded.
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.