The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Planning Manager London Borough of Waltham Forest Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
- Senior Town Planner+ | North Yorkshire | Full or Part time | Flexible + Remote working Lewis Davey North Yorkshire
- Planning Director / Planning Manager - Lancashire Lewis Davey Lancashire
- Senior Planning Policy Officer South Holland District Council Spalding, Lincolnshire
- Major Projects Planning Officer Ashfield District Council Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that new government figures show that the number of households in England is set to increase at an average annual rate of 159,000 over the next 25 years - a drop of almost a quarter compared to the previous estimates.
Campaign group Friends of the Earth has said it wants the new National Planning Policy Framework to be declared unlawful by the High Court but not quashed. However, commentators have said that, in practice, such a declaration would amount to striking down the framework in legal terms.
A new procedure aimed at reducing arguments over housing land supply pipelines will see limited take-up and need time to produce results, experts predict.
Last week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published an updated version of its Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) with a new section on plan-making. It includes guidance on how councils should go about meeting new requirements for cross-boundary working on strategic issues introduced by the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Planning authorities have plenty of tools available to tackle the impacts of climate change, but not always the resources or skills to employ them, reports Colin Marrs.
Views vary on whether an environmental group's attempt to get the government's revised statement of national policy declared unlawful has a realistic chance of success.
The latest report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England shows a huge jump in the use of green belt land for building. But is this accurate? Colin Marrs examines the figures.
Following the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on 24 July 2018, together with various accompanying announcements, the autumn is due to see further key policy developments at national level. Some of these will be of fundamental importance to the work of planners.
A judge has clarified when a proposed home should be seen as too remote, writes Lachlan Robertson.
The government has published guidance providing further details on viability assessments following last year's proposals to speed up the process by dropping the need for an assessment under certain circumstances.
A principle aiming to protect night-time venues is set to receive greater emphasis in planning, says Michael Dempsey.