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NPPF deliverability test puts pressure on green belt sites, says residents' group councillor

NPPF deliverability test puts pressure on green belt sites, says residents' group councillor

The 'strict' national policy test on deliverability is making it hard for councils to allocate brownfield sites in local plans forcing them to propose developing green belt land instead, according to a newly-elected Surrey residents' association councillor.

Secondment and graduate schemes can boost planning team recruitment, conference told

Secondment and graduate schemes can boost planning team recruitment, conference told

Providing secondment opportunities for staff and investing in graduate schemes are key ways to help ease council planning team recruitment problems, the Planning for Housing conference was told.

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