Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire has formally adopted its new local plan.
Members of Amber Valley Borough Council have voted to scrap its local plan, despite officers' warnings of a potential cost of more than £1.4 million, following the authority's change of control in this month's local elections.
Three neighbourhood plans covering the entire borough of Torbay have been adopted following "yes" votes at local referendums on 2 May.
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The government has backed proposals to revive joined-up growth arrangements for the Thames Estuary. But what does it mean for planning in the subregion, Adam Branson asks.
Changes in administrations at eight key councils following last week's local elections are likely to impact on planning and development, say commentators.
Faced with the threat of government intervention, Wirral Council has published its action plan for improving its tardy plan-making. The plan shows no evidence of willingness to review the green belt, and reveals that the council's plan production timetable has slipped again. But it also discloses significant recruitment of officers and advisers, and a pledge to meet housing need as calculated by the government's standard method.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's local plan examination will run for at least two years, according to the latest timetable. Commentators say this shows the potential dangers to councils of proposing to not meet housing need on green belt grounds.
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.
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.
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.