THE PLANNING WHITE PAPER

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How the latest government proposals for a more 'zonal' local plan system would actually change the status quo

How the latest government proposals for a more 'zonal' local plan system would actually change the status quo

Government proposals to allow sites allocated by local plans in so-called 'growth' areas to achieve automatic outline consent should speed up delivery timescales, say practitioners, but could also mean more upfront work and costs for developers and councils compared to the current process.

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MHCLG considering further review of NPPF to support net zero commitment

The housing ministry has said it intends to carry out a ‘fuller review’ of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in response to concerns raised over how far this week's changes promote the government’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and to ensure that national policy contributes to climate change mitigation “as fully as possible”.

40% of councils have no access to in-house urban design advice, says report

New research suggests that design skills and resources at local planning authorities remains “at a low ebb and far below where they need to be” to address the government’s aim to raise the design quality of new developments.

MHCLG reveals planners on the Office for Place advisory board

The Ministry for Housing (MHCLG) has revealed that four qualified town planners will be part of the steering group for the government's new design advisory body, the Office for Place.

Jenrick considering draft planning bill to allow for ‘pre-legislative scrutiny’

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has said the government is considering whether its much-anticipated planning bill might first come forward in a draft form to allow for pre-legislative scrutiny, in response to a recommendation from a Parliamentary select committee.

'Councils' design codes will have to reflect local history, says Jenrick'

The final version of the government's new national model design code will require councils to produce local codes that reflect their area's heritage and history and will stipulate the facades and materials needed for new buildings, the housing secretary will reportedly announce in a speech also confirming revisions to national planning policy.

Government to press ahead with growth zones that confer outline permission on compliant schemes

The government remains committed to implementing a zonal planning system and a reformed infrastructure levy, housing minister Christopher Pincher told MPs yesterday.

How the government’s infrastructure levy rethink is set to affect applicants and authorities

The government has backpedalled on its proposal for a national flat-rate infrastructure levy. But its latest signals could herald the elimination of section 106 developer contributions and mandatory levies for all councils, say commentators.

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