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Two more neighbourhood plans moved towards adoption in London last month, with voters in Westminster and Richmond providing the latest referendum wins.
A rarely-used neighbourhood planning tool has been formally approved by a Northamptonshire council, becoming only the third example of such an order coming into force across the country.
A rare neighbourhood development order (NDO) was in line to come into force this week, with the Broughton in Northamptonshire NDO set to become only the third to be 'made' under the Localism Act 2011.
Neighbourhood Watch: Three points the housing minister made about neighbourhood planning at the Tory conference
The housing minister Kit Malthouse spoke passionately about the importance of neighbourhood planning at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week. Here are three points he made about the Localism Act initiative.
- Senior Planner Adlington Congleton, Cheshire
- Planning Policy Officer Elmbridge Borough Council Esher, Surrey
- Town Planner / Senior Planner | Gloucestershire | Prestigious Consultancy Lewis Davey Gloucestershire
- Principal Planning Policy Officer Lewis Davey CB Spalding, Lincs
- MAJOR PROJECTS TEAM LEADER DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
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.
A village community group used a pioneering process to grant permission on a key site, says Colin Marrs.
Ineffective community engagement by plan-makers could explain why residents of an inner-city estate refused to endorse a neighbourhood plan, say observers.
A Midlands county council team is providing effective support for neighbourhood plans, David Dewar finds.
Other communities are following the example of St Ives in the struggle to prevent the spread of second homes, but what challenges do they face? Colin Marrs reports.
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.