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News that a cross-boundary business neighbourhood plan has been adopted in one of central London's busiest tourist destinations, and that 184 homes proposed in Cheshire have been blocked on the basis of conflict with a local and neighbourhood plan, feature in our latest neighbourhood planning round-up.
A cross-boundary business neighbourhood plan in one of central London's tourist hotspots, covering locations including the Southbank Centre, the National Theatre and Waterloo Station, has passed two local referenda.
News of two important court cases in which neighbourhood plans took centre stage - including the securing of the first ever injunction blocking a plan referendum - feature in this week's round-up of neighbourhood planning news.
The Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal inspector's decision to grant permission for a housing development in West Sussex, despite the project conflicting with the "aims" of an adopted neighbourhood plan.
- Planning Enforcement Officer Eastleigh Borough Council Eastleigh, Hampshire
- Development Manager Team Leader New Forest District Council Lyndhurst, New Forest
- Planner | Bedford | 1+ years' experience Lewis Davey Bedford, Bedfordshire
- Senior Planning Manager | Housebuilder | 5+ years' experience Lewis Davey South Essex, Near M25
- Planning Consultant Lewis Davey Exeter, Devon
Brandon Lewis has issued a written statement extending by 6 months the period for consideration of the recovery of planning appeals for residential development over 10 units in areas where a qualifying body has submitted a neighbourhood plan proposal to the local planning authority or where a neighbourhood plan has been made.
Three neighbourhood plans have failed to secure the backing of local residents in the last two months, bringing the total number of plans rejected at referenda to six.
Last month saw Torbay Council simultaneously make three neighbourhood plans, covering its entire area. But the process has led to complaints from the local groups that produced the documents. Colin Marrs reports.
The successful examination of the draft Mayfair neighbourhood plan means that it will become the second such strategy in Westminster - the London borough that has the most designated neighbourhood plan areas - to proceed to a referendum.
The number of neighbourhood plans adopted in London doubled over the course of the last financial year but nine boroughs remain 'neighbourhood planning deserts' with no designated neighbourhood forums, according to a recent study.
Neighbourhood plans are here to stay. The latest government figures show that more than 2,400 groups have started on producing one. They are without equal as mechanisms for engaging local people in the planning system.
Last month, the judgment on the High Court challenge to the government's written ministerial statement on neighbourhood planning was handed down.
If the man travelling to St Ives in the nursery rhyme is planning to buy a new second home there with any or all of his seven wives, he has another thing coming.