South Oxfordshire Council's recently-elected administration has shied away from withdrawing its local plan from examination after being warned by a county council leader that doing so could threaten £218 million of central government infrastructure funding for a proposed garden town.
The number of local plans submitted for examination fell dramatically in the second quarter of 2019, analysis by Planning has revealed.
A Berkshire council's attempt to secure the backing of local residents to depart from the government's standard housing need method in its new local plan is unlikely to cut any ice with planning inspectors, say observers.
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A new generation of sub-regional strategic plans are being prepared in five different areas of England. But their progress faces a number of hurdles, Adam Branson finds.
The successful examination of the draft Mayfair neighbourhood plan means that it will become the second such strategy in Westminster - the London borough that has the most designated neighbourhood plan areas - to proceed to a referendum.
Last month saw Torbay Council simultaneously make three neighbourhood plans, covering its entire area. But the process has led to complaints from the local groups that produced the documents. Colin Marrs reports.
Several local plans are under threat or face potentially costly revisions following changes in political control at councils in the May local elections.
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The public needs to see that the standard method is free from political tinkering, by Richard Garlick
Plenty of planning authorities will be finding the figures generated by the government's standard method for assessing housing need uncomfortably large.
While national politicians and London mayor Sadiq Khan were absent from this month's Mipim property conference, several English metro mayors took the opportunity to promote their city regions.
Brexit has dominated the UK news agenda, but scant attention has been paid to its impact on the EU, and the EU's capacity to address the kind of regional disparities that decided the 2016 referendum.