Track neighbourhood planning activity across England. Use our 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.
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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.
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.
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A local authority in Berkshire has approved for consultation a neighbourhood plan which includes restrictions on houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and measures to ensure sprinklers are fitted in high rise developments.
The housing secretary has sided with a planning inspector to refuse plans for 40 homes on greenfield land on the outskirts of Gloucester, despite the council being unable to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.
- Planning Officer Plymouth City Council Plymouth, Devon
- Town Planner / Senior Planner | Herts - near Stevenage | up to £40k Lewis Davey nr Stevenage, Hertfordshire
- Head of Planning, Regeneration and Development Lewis Davey CB Dover, Kent
- Senior / Planning Officer (Policy) Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Hinckley, Leicestershire
- Planning Policy Manager Capita Norfolk
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.
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.
A plan which sets out development principles for sites being released from the green belt won resounding popular support at a referendum last month.
Two more neighbourhood plans moved towards adoption in London last month, with voters in Westminster and Richmond providing the latest referendum wins.
A village community group used a pioneering process to grant permission on a key site, says Colin Marrs.
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.