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'Self-certified' Surrey plan review 'should be given no weight', says QC

'Self-certified' Surrey plan review 'should be given no weight', says QC

A Surrey council's review of its five-year-old core strategy which concluded that an update of the document was not needed - despite its housing requirement falling short of the government's standard method - should be given "no weight" in the planning process, a QC told the Planning for Housing conference yesterday.

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Council housebuilding unlikely to boost delivery enough, warns consultant

Council housebuilding unlikely to boost delivery enough, warns consultant

Council housebuilding on its own is unlikely to boost homes delivery to the levels needed, a planning consultant warned the Planning for Housing conference yesterday.

NPPF deliverability test puts pressure on green belt sites, says residents' group councillor

NPPF deliverability test puts pressure on green belt sites, says residents' group councillor

The 'strict' national policy test on deliverability is making it hard for councils to allocate brownfield sites in local plans forcing them to propose developing green belt land instead, according to a newly-elected Surrey residents' association councillor.

Modular construction releases otherwise unviable small sites, says city council chief

Modular construction releases otherwise unviable small sites, says city council chief

Modern construction methods are allowing Birmingham City Council to deliver homes on small sites that would otherwise remain undeveloped, a conference was told today.

Secondment and graduate schemes can boost planning team recruitment, conference told

Secondment and graduate schemes can boost planning team recruitment, conference told

Providing secondment opportunities for staff and investing in graduate schemes are key ways to help ease council planning team recruitment problems, the Planning for Housing conference was told.

New national design code must be 'selective', says guide consultant

New national design code must be 'selective', says guide consultant

The government's new national model design code will need to be "selective" in the advice it offers given the variety of development across the country, a consultant who helped create the government's recently-published National Design Guide has advised.

London mayor will back boroughs who seek affordable housing from small schemes, says official

London mayor will back boroughs who seek affordable housing from small schemes, says official

The London mayor will back boroughs seeking contributions to affordable housing from schemes of less than ten homes, as long as they do it the right way, a London conference was told today.

Sharp rise in councils not publishing up-to-date housing land supply statements, conference told

Sharp rise in councils not publishing up-to-date housing land supply statements, conference told

The number of English councils not publishing an up-to-date five-year housing land supply assessment shot up from four per cent in 2016 to 18 per cent in 2019, research by consultancy WSP | Indigo has found.

Immigration rules could 'compromise' housing delivery post-Brexit, conference told

Immigration rules could 'compromise' housing delivery post-Brexit, conference told

Housing delivery will be 'compromised' post-Brexit if there is no change to the government's immigration policy, the chief of a lobby group for small builders told the Planning for Housing conference today.

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