Milton Keynes Council has formally adopted its local plan, which proposes the delivery of 26,500 new homes up to 2031.
A Cheshire town has become the third area in the country to reject a proposed neighbourhood plan at a referendum, on a margin of just 22 votes.
The shortlist has been announced for this year's Planning Awards. As well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, the awards reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.
- Strategic Planning Manager Gladman Scotland Livingston, West Lothian
- Principal Officer - Major Applications Team Arun District Council Arun - West Sussex
- Principal Policy Planner - Oxfordshire - 1 year contract Oyster Partnership Oxfordshire
- Planning Projects Consultant - Hertfordshire Oyster Partnership Hertfordshire
- Client Side Planning Manager Lewis Davey Winchester, Hampshire
The metro mayor talks exclusively to Planning on negotiating infrastructure funding with central government, housing numbers and development corporations
The Lake District National Park Authority is closer to an updated local plan after publishing the results of a consultation held last year.
A revision to the National Planning Policy Framework's definition of "deliverability" may make it easier for councils to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, say some experts.
New national planning guidance on housing need could make it easier for councils to plan for fewer homes than the standard method allows, some consultants have warned.
Use our new interactive map to view English councils' progress in adopting local plans and view a spreadsheet containing the latest data on local plan coverage from the Planning Inspectorate.
Use our new interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.
With its revisions to planning policy and guidance for England published last month, the government is in some ways easing pressure on planning authorities in high housing growth areas to provide for more homes, and in other ways increasing it.
In recent years, threats of government sanctions against under-performing planning authorities have begun to ring rather hollow.
In theory at least, the government has a twin-track approach to ensuring that the required amount of homes are delivered through the English planning system.
Planning was front and centre at this year's Conservative Party Conference. Housing minister Kit Malthouse made it clear that the government wants to see local authorities planning jointly at county or regional level.