The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Senior Planning Officer (Planning Policy) Grade: H Epping Forest District Council Epping, Essex
- Senior Planner Lewis Davey Near Brighton, East Sussex
- Principal Information and Monitoring Officer Richmond and Wandsworth Councils Wandsworth and Richmond
- Senior Community Infrastructure Levy Administration Officer Richmond and Wandsworth Councils Wandsworth and Richmond
- Principal Planning Officer - upto £49,542 Lewis Davey Shefford, Bedfordshire
A local plan review by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has concluded that "none of the policies in the core strategy requires updating or modification", despite an inspector advising that matters including housing requirements may need to be reassessed.
York City Council has refused permission for a hybrid application for 516 homes in the green belt because of the harm it would cause to a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
Why developers fear that the ministerial call for more 'pragmatic' plan examinations will lower the soundness bar
A letter from the housing secretary advising inspectors to be more "pragmatic" when examining local plans has prompted concerns from some in the development sector that inadequate strategies could be "waved through", but other commentators expect it will make little practical difference.
The government's Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published its interim report, Creating space for beauty, yesterday. Here are 11 key things that planners need to know about the document.
Paragraph 11(d) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) triggers a tilted balance in favour of sustainable development where there are no relevant development plan policies or where those policies "most important for determining the application are out of date".
Why a court ruling may make it harder for developers to use the NPPF's 'tilted balance' to win consent
A court ruling that last week quashed a secretary of state housing permission may make it harder for applicants to cite the National Planning Policy Framework's 'tilted balance' in favour of development, say some legal advisers. But other experts disagree.
New government figures show a fall last year in the proportion of previously-used land used for new housing. Experts say a lack of central government targets may explain the drop and fear that recent policy changes may make it harder for councils to boost brownfield housing levels.
As the crowded Tory leadership contest kicks off, we examine what the contenders to be the next Prime Minister might have said about planning and housing.
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.
The examination into the draft London Plan ends in May. Questions remain on the plan's approach to housing, says Jonathan Bainbridge.