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A Cheshire town has become the third area in the country to reject a proposed neighbourhood plan at a referendum, on a margin of just 22 votes.
The shortlist has been announced for this year's Planning Awards. As well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, the awards reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.
A neighbourhood plan covering the town of Middlewich in Cheshire has been refused at referendum on a margin of just 22 votes, becoming only the third such plan in the country to be defeated at the polls.
Cornwall Council has equalled Wiltshire to take joint second place in the league table of local planning authorities with the highest number of adopted, or "made", neighbourhood plans (see chart below).
- Strategic Planning Manager Gladman Scotland Livingston, West Lothian
- Principal Officer - Major Applications Team Arun District Council Arun - West Sussex
- Principal Policy Planner - Oxfordshire - 1 year contract Oyster Partnership Oxfordshire
- Planning Projects Consultant - Hertfordshire Oyster Partnership Hertfordshire
- Client Side Planning Manager Lewis Davey Winchester, Hampshire
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 neighbourhood plan in a Leeds suburb is aiming to encourage development and revive the local centre, Mark Wilding reports.
New regulations mean that the neighbourhood plan process now complies with fresh case law on habitat regulation assessments, but practioners fear this could mean more cost and complexity for plan-makers.
Two neighbourhood plans successfully passed referendums in Sefton, Merseyside, last month, meaning that the number of made neighbourhood plans in the Liverpool City Region is set to double.
Since their introduction in the 2011 Localism Act, some in the development sector have accused neighbourhood plans of restricting development, or even being a NIMBY's tool.
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.