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Use our new interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.
Berks council cites diversity concerns in rebuffing community group's bid to take on neighbourhood plan powers
A Berkshire council has rejected a community group's application to be designated as a neighbourhood planning forum over representation concerns, including worries about a "lack of diversity" in terms of age and gender.
A developer's legal bid to overturn a Hampshire council's decision to allow a neighbourhood plan to proceed to referendum on the basis that one of its policies conflicts with an emerging local plan policy has been dismissed by the High Court.
Neighbourhood Watch: 210-home approval 'destroys confidence' in neighbourhood planning, parish warns
A parish council in Suffolk has condemned a district's decision to approve plans for 210 homes on a site that is not allocated for development in its recently-made neighbourhood plan.
A parish council in Hertfordshire has expressed confidence in proposals in its emerging neighbourhood plan to remove six sites from the green belt for development, after a planning inspector questioned whether it has the right to do so.
- Team Leader – Strategic Applications Ashford Borough Council Ashford, Kent
- Planning Assistant (Planning Policy) Amber Valley Borough Council Ripley, Derbyshire
- Principal Planner (Policy and Delivery) East Suffolk Council Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
- Senior Planning Officer Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- Policy and Planning Manager Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
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.
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.
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.
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.