The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Head of Planning North Norfolk District Council Cromer, Norfolk
- Planning Enforcement Officer Cherwell District Council Banbury, Oxfordshire
- GROUP MANAGER, GROWTH and PLANNING Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet
- Planners – Planning Policy (1 permanent role and 1 three year fixed-term role) Reed Global Southend-on-Sea, Essex
- Senior Planner – Planning Policy Reed Global Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Councils in which housing delivery is less than 95% of need will have to deliver action plans by May 2019
Councils that have failed to deliver 95 per cent of their housing need over three years will have to publish action plans within six months of the government publishing the first housing delivery test results this November, according to new draft guidance.
Experts say it is almost impossible to generalise about why the secretary of state is refusing homes applications in areas with no identified five-year housing land supply.
Government proposals to amend the rules governing release of green belt land are billed as strengthening protection for these areas, but some in the sector suspect that the revisions may have the opposite effect.
Funding quango and statutory consultee Sport England has updated its planning guidance with the aim of strengthening protection for playing fields and clarifying its role in the application process.
The aim of this month's draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is to ensure that it is as efficient as possible in improving the supply of homes.
Despite government rhetoric, experts say proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to boost housing delivery are set to turn up the heat on councils rather than developers.
The NPPF revisions set councils new tasks while aiming to reduce existing duties, by Richard Garlick
The changes to the National Planning Policy Framework unveiled this week clarify the government's requirements of local authorities as far as plan-making is concerned. They would set councils a series of new tasks, while at the same time promising to simplify some of their existing duties.
Next week's Spring Statement by the chancellor will bring interim news from Oliver Letwin's inquiry into the build out of allocated and permissioned housing sites in high demand areas.
A principle aiming to protect night-time venues is set to receive greater emphasis in planning, says Michael Dempsey.
Policy Summary: A reminder to planners to stay up-to-date with security risks when preparing policies
Policy: Chief planner's letter about security and planning.
This landmark judgement should not be viewed by councils as a way to resist housing applications, says Simon Coop.