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Burnley Council votes to adopt local plan

Burnley Council votes to adopt local plan

Burnley Borough Council in Lancashire has voted to adopt its new local plan, having reduced both its annual housing target and employment land requirement in line with the recommendation of a planning inspector.

Councils blame new NPPF for fresh local plan delays

Councils blame new NPPF for fresh local plan delays

Two local authorities have announced that publication of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has further delayed progress on their local plans.

Brokenshire calls in 1,000-home Bolton green belt scheme

Brokenshire calls in 1,000-home Bolton green belt scheme

The housing secretary has called in plans for an 18-hole golf course and 1,000 homes on green belt in Bolton.

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Why Greater Manchester authorities have again delayed publication of their revised spatial framework

Why Greater Manchester authorities have again delayed publication of their revised spatial framework

Revised population projections and prospects of a lower housing need requirement for the Greater Manchester conurbation are behind the decision to delay consultation on a second version of the area's strategic framework until the autumn, say observers.

Why a city council is bringing an outsourced service in-house

Why a city council is bringing an outsourced service in-house

Salford City Council's announcement of plans to end a joint venture providing its development management services highlights uncertainties surrounding local authority outsourcing arrangements, say observers.

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Last week five of the UK's elected combined authority mayors joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to complain about the proportion of the government's recent £866m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) allocation that was spent in London and the South East.

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Observers are concerned that in some areas the combination of falling population projections and the outputs of the government's proposals standard formula for assessing housing need could assist those authorities that want to reduce their housing targets.


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