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Think-tank calls for scrapping of London Plan space standards to support 'micro-homes'

Think-tank calls for scrapping of London Plan space standards to support 'micro-homes'

The emerging London Plan should be amended to remove minimum space requirements for co-living units and "micro-homes" in order to help the capital become "a denser, more liveable city", a report by free market think-tank the Adam Smith Institute has recommended.

Deputy mayor endorses draft London Plan at opening of examination

Deputy mayor endorses draft London Plan at opening of examination

London needs a "strong and ambitious" London Plan to manage the high level of growth the city is facing, the deputy mayor for planning said yesterday at the opening of the examination of the capital's overarching spatial strategy.

Isle of Wight agrees plan to revoke permissions from sites if no building activity after two years

Isle of Wight agrees plan to revoke permissions from sites if no building activity after two years

Isle of Wight Council has agreed plans to revoke planning permissions from developers where there has been no "visible" activity on sites two years after consent was granted.

Survey highlights widespread council worries over SuDS planning regime

Survey highlights widespread council worries over SuDS planning regime

Almost all local authorities report that the quality of planning application submissions for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are either "inadequate" or "mixed", according to a survey by two built environment professional bodies.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

The impact national policy changes on viability have had on the ground

The impact national policy changes on viability have had on the ground

The government introduced a series of new viability requirements in the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance earlier this year. Five months on, what impact has there been on the ground, asks Adam Branson.

What the standard method deadline means for local plans

What the standard method deadline means for local plans

Research shows that half of the local plans submitted since the new National Planning Policy Framework was published last July are planning for fewer homes than the proposed new standard method of assessing housing need would require.

How new permitted development rights allowing upwards extensions could affect the system

How new permitted development rights allowing upwards extensions could affect the system

What opportunities and challenges would a proposed new permitted development right allowing new housing via upwards extensions present for applicants and authorities, Stuart Watson asks.

The policy and legislation changes to expect in 2019

The policy and legislation changes to expect in 2019

This year is set to see further significant changes to the planning system, after a flurry of activity in 2018, says David Dewar.


Policy Briefings

Briefing: What policy says about 'exceptional circumstances' for green belt changes

Briefing: What policy says about 'exceptional circumstances' for green belt changes

National policy sets out key steps for councils to take in order to prove the need for green belt changes, says Andy Meader.

Briefing: The implications of the new definition of housing site 'deliverability'

Briefing: The implications of the new definition of housing site 'deliverability'

The government's new definition of housing site 'deliverability' introduces a tough test for councils and developers, says Mike Kiely.

Briefing: The implications of the new policy framework on build-to-rent

Briefing: The implications of the new policy framework on build-to-rent

The government's approach to build-to-rent homes provides opportunities to help boost housing delivery, says Melanie Leech.

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