The Department for Communities and Local Government has updated the Planning Practice Guidance website with regard to the recovery of appeals.
- Senior Specialist – Local Plan (Principal Policy Planner) Maldon District Council Maldon, Essex
- Project Officer - Planning Exeter City Council Exeter, Devon
- Senior Planning Officers North Lincolnshire Council North Lincolnshire
- Planner- Principal Planner (Career Grade) London Borough of Bexley Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
- Forward Planning and Economic Growth Team Manager Mansfield and Ashfield Shared Service Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham
Six local authorities have indicated they intend to submit an Annual Position Statement (APS) in a bid to confirm that they have a five-year housing land supply, according to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
Planning consent granted for construction of 760 new homes on farmland near Bridport, Dorset, has been upheld by a High Court judge - even though he ruled that councillors had based their decision on a planning report that failed to "meet the bare minimum standard" for such documents.
Sussex council calls for government to relax five year local plan review requirement in light of coronavirus
A Sussex council has called on the government to lift its requirement for local plans to be reviewed every five years to take into account the challenges being faced by local authorities during the coronavirus outbreak.
The housing ministry has proposed a shake-up of its standard method of assessing housing need. Commentators say this has been prompted by ministers' concerns about the loss of green belt and greenfield land, but opinions differ as to how radical the changes might be.
Why the failure of two out of three councils to fix their housing land supply may deter others from trying
Of the first tranche of councils seeking to protect their housing land supply from appeal challenges for a year via a new policy route, only one has succeeded. Some observers say the difficulties experienced by this first wave may put off other authorities from embarking on the process this year.
Decisions on planning have always been made through the democratic process, helping to maintain an element of public accountability and scrutiny in land use and its impact on the wider area.
The 2019 housing delivery test results mean that eight councils are now subject to the National Planning Policy Framework's presumption in favour of sustainable development. However, three more local authorities are likely to also be subject to the same penalty as a result of their housing land supply buffer increasing under the test, research by Planning suggests.
Slightly less than seven years ago, we published an article called "Unplanned England", which detailed the ten biggest housing schemes on sites not supported by local authorities that had been allowed at appeal since the publication of the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework.
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