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Government grant funding for councils carrying out neighbourhood planning work will continue in the 2021/22 financial year, the chief planner has confirmed.
A Surrey council has voted to adopt a neighbourhood plan after residents backed its proposal to remove part of a historic village from the green belt to allow for new housing.
Calls for neighbourhood plans to play a significant role in the production of local plans and for them to be more representative are among the recommendations in a wide-ranging report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee.
The housing minister promised “a holistic review of council planning resources" during a House of Commons debate in which a Labour Party motion calling for the scrapping of a government proposal to limit public say over individual planning applications was passed.
- Planning Officer (Applications) Maternity Cover South Oxfordshire District Council Abingdon, Oxfordshire
- Planning Officer (Policy) Wealden District Council Hailsham, East Sussex
- Planning Policy Team Leader Wealden District Council Hailsham, East Sussex
- Enquiries / Assistant Planning Officer (Entry Level) South Oxfordshire District Council & Vale of White Horse District Council 135 Milton Park, Oxfordshire
- Principal Planning Policy Officer Islington Council Islington Town Hall
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.
Communities will be encouraged to develop light-touch documents setting out development priorities for their areas, under plans to make neighbourhood planning "simpler and quicker".
Neighbourhood planning groups and other community organisations should ensure they use a mix of online and offline methods when conducting consultation exercises, according to guidance from Locality.
How inspectors ruled on the most frequently contested issues in appeals decided since the publication of new government guidance
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.
Jackie Weaver became a media sensation after the recording of the December planning and environment meeting of Handforth Parish Council went viral last week. Whether she had the authority or not, most planners would recognise her predicament only too well.
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.