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Maps: core strategy progress data

Maps: core strategy progress data

Use our new interactive map to view English councils' progress in adopting local plans and view a spreadsheet containing the latest data on local plan coverage from the Planning Inspectorate.

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Why an Essex council is now facing local plan intervention

Why an Essex council is now facing local plan intervention

An Essex council whose local plan production timescale is undergoing Whitehall scrutiny is now likely to miss its key development strategy deadlines following a vote against the document. But observers say immediate central government intervention is not certain.

Local Plan Watch: Plan submissions stall ahead of deadline

Local Plan Watch: Plan submissions stall ahead of deadline

There has been no marked rise in the number of local plans submitted for examination in recent months, despite the imminent end of the transition period for the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Threatened Wirral Council urges MHCLG to allow it to use lower household projections

Threatened Wirral Council urges MHCLG to allow it to use lower household projections

A council undergoing Whitehall scrutiny of its local plan process has said it is lobbying the government to allow it to use September's lower household growth figures that would see the district's housing need drop by two-fifths.

South Oxfordshire adds three new green belt sites to revised local plan

South Oxfordshire adds three new green belt sites to revised local plan

Three major green belt housing sites totalling 4,600 homes are set to be added to a new version of the South Oxfordshire draft local plan, which now proposes contributing more towards neighbouring Oxford City Council's unmet need.

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Local Plan Watch: Dorset councils make local plan progress

Local Plan Watch: Dorset councils make local plan progress

Adoption of Poole Borough Council's local plan this month signals the latest advance in plan preparation in Dorset ahead of impending local government shake-up.

How the three councils under Whitehall plan-making scrutiny are faring

How the three councils under Whitehall plan-making scrutiny are faring

How are the three councils undergoing central government scrutiny of their local plan production faring, asks Adam Branson.

Local Plan Watch: East Herts post-holding direction plan adoption allows green belt release

Local Plan Watch: East Herts post-holding direction plan adoption allows green belt release

East Hertfordshire District Council formally adopted its local plan last month after the secretary of state lifted his holding direction on the document, paving the way for green belt releases to help meet the area's housing need.

What Christmas deadline for standard method consultation means for applicants and authorities

What Christmas deadline for standard method consultation means for applicants and authorities

Comments by the housing minister on the timing of revisions to the government's standard method of assessing housing need means that confusion surrounding the new policy's introduction is likely to continue, say practitioners.


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