The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Senior Policy Planner Dover District Council Dover, Kent
- Career Grade Planning Officer (Development) Uttlesford District Council Saffron Walden, Essex
- PRINCIPAL PLANNING OFFICER (DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT) Lewis Davey Farnborough, Hampshire
- Senior Planning Officer (Planning Policy) Epping Forest District Council Epping, Essex
- Enforcement Officer - Staffordshire - outside IR35 Oyster Partnership Staffordshire
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the campaign group which successfully challenged the government's plans to cut air pollution has told 100 English local authorities that they have eight weeks to explain how they will "set evidence-based carbon reduction targets" in their emerging local plans, or face legal action.
Local industrial strategies can provide the basis for councils to go for ambitious levels of housing and employment growth, but development plans will need to allocate land to reflect their priorities, say commentators.
Durham County Council has refused two applications submitted by land promoter Gladman for up to 470 homes in open countryside, in line with a recommendation from planners who advised that, despite key local plan policies being out-of-date, the scheme would be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
How three councils are seeking immunity from challenges alleging insufficient housing site provision
Three authorities have submitted annual position statements to the government under new rules allowing them to secure their housing land supply positions for one year. The councils say they hope the move will let them avoid fighting costly appeals.
We aren't short of guidance on what makes a good place so it's intriguing to see Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) commissioning consultancy Tibbalds to write a 'visual design guide' to form part of the Planning Practice Guidance supporting the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The government's response to a consultation on biodiversity net gain proposals outlines a number of new requirements for local authorities and applicants in an effort to make sure future development improves the natural environment.
A decision by planning inspectors examining a joint strategic plan (JSP) produced by four councils in the west of England could have far-reaching implications for development in the four areas as well as nationally.
Click through to view Planning's summary of the ten most frequently downloaded decisions from the COMPASS online appeals database during the first six months of 2019.
Planners will need to become familiarised with key design principles when assessing proposals, say David Birkbeck and Dr Stefan Kruczkowski.
Plans and documents must now include visual tools to spell out the required level of design quality, say Katja Stille and Sarah Jenkinson.
Strategies and assessments are key tools for planning for health, but could be used by more local authorities, Michael Chang suggests.