The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Basingstoke, Hampshire
- Assistant Director: Chief Planner Wirral Council Brighton Street, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 8ED
- Planner (Development Management) Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
- Principal Planning Officer Leicestershire County Council Leicestershire
- Principal Planning Officer Teignbridge District Council Newton Abbot, Devon
The number of households in England is predicted to rise at an average rate of 149,960 per year over the next 25 years, a lower rate of growth than previously expected, according to latest government projections.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a Yorkshire council was justified in not using the government's standard method in assessing its housing need and dismissed an objector's challenge to the authority's consent for 21 new homes on a greenfield site.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the government has confirmed plans to automatically extend all planning permissions that are due to lapse during the coronavirus pandemic, or have already done so, between late March and the end of this year.
Secretary of state accepts that 'deliverable' housing site definition is wider than NPPF's 'closed list'
The housing secretary has backed down in a council's legal challenge to an appeal decision and conceded that the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF's) definition of a "deliverable" housing site is not a "closed list" but leaves room for decision-makers to exercise their planning judgement.
A successful legal challenge to a development plan in Leeds shows the risk of plan-makers depending too heavily on housing need figures to justify green belt release, especially when those numbers drop significantly, say commentators
A Supreme Court judgment on a pair of listed urns calls into question whether some heritage items on statutory lists can actually be categorised as 'buildings' and are therefore eligible for inclusion. Experts say the ruling means that some currently-listed items may therefore be potentially vulnerable to removal.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on housing delivery and viability is likely to make it more difficult for local authorities to demonstrate that their five-year land supply is robust, consultants and councils suggest.
The most common reasons given by inspectors for deciding that “exceptional circumstances” exist to justify the release of green belt in a local plan.
What are the main changes in RICS' revised professional guidance on development viability in planning? By Chris Marsh.
How the revised legislation will affect applicants and authorities. By Isabella Kaminski.
What the latest changes to government guidance are, and how they affect practitioners. By Isabella Kaminski.