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The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision that blocked a landowner's hope of having a site in a Lancashire town allocated for housing, ruling that the firm's legal challenge to an adopted neighbourhood plan was made outside of the six-week deadline.
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.
Financial support available for councils supporting neighbourhood planning work will remain unchanged in the 2019/20 financial year, the government has confirmed.
Plans for 525 homes on a 33-hectare greenfield site in West Sussex have been approved, despite the application conflicting with policies in an adopted neighbourhood plan.
- Senior Planning Officer (Planning Policy) Grade: H Epping Forest District Council Epping, Essex
- Planning Policy Graduate/Policy Officer Torridge District Council Bideford, Devon
- Senior Planning (Policy) Officer Isle of Wight Council Newport, Isle of Wight
- Town Planning Manager | Heathrow area | Specialist Residential Developer | £45k - £55k DOE + bens Lewis Davey Near Heathrow Airport
- Senior Planning Manager | Heathrow area | Specialist Residential Developer | £55k - £75k DOE Lewis Davey Near Heathrow
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.
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 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.
Three neighbourhood plans covering the entire borough of Torbay have been adopted following "yes" votes at local referendums on 2 May.
Updated neighbourhood planning guidance that allows plan-making bodies to produce their own housing requirement figure may place burdens on community groups, practitioners fear.
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.