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Neighbourhood planning bodies may need to use "more targeted" consultation methods such as telephone or writing as well as online tools to fully engage with all sections of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic, new guidance advises.
The housing secretary has gone against a planning inspector's recommendation and refused plans for a 65-home scheme in Surrey after concluding that its conflict with a neighbourhood plan did not outweigh its benefits, despite the council being unable to demonstrate a five year housing land supply.
Neighbourhood Watch: Jenrick gives emerging neighbourhood plan 'significant weight' to allow 500-home green belt appeal
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has allowed an appeal for a 500-home scheme in the Oxfordshire green belt after giving "significant weight" to support for the proposal in an emerging neighbourhood plan.
The government has said it is "engaging with the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on the use of virtual hearings and written submissions" for local plan examinations and is considering "temporarily relaxing" requirements on community engagement and hard copy documents in relation to plan production.
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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 the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of a series of neighbourhood plan referendums features in the latest Neighbourhood Watch update.
Plans for up to 200 homes on the outskirts of a village near Milton Keynes have been rejected at appeal by an inspector who cited the scheme's conflict with a 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.
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.
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.