Liverpool city region mayor Steve Rotheram intends his forthcoming spatial development strategy (SDS) to resolve tensions between existing planning and housing strategies for the area.
The Court of Appeal has rejected a developer's claim that a West Yorkshire council had no power to modify a neighbourhood plan in a manner that had not been recommended by a planning inspector.
Birmingham City Council intends to push up its housing target for the city from 51,000 to 58,000 homes between 2011 and 2031 as a result of recent initiatives to intensify development.
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Are county councils interested in taking on new strategic planning powers, David Dewar asks.
Three Lincolnshire councils called in support to help prepare their joint plan, says Mark Wilding.
York has not had a development plan in place since the 1950s. When is the city finally going to have an adopted local plan?
A combination of site-specific and institutional circumstances is hampering progress on plans for a garden city in Kent, experts conclude.
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Deal-making appears to be the government's preferred approach to securing housing delivery. This has been well rehearsed with the devolution deals negotiated over the past few years with groups of city-regional authorities and the new housing deals being agreed now.
The assessment of housing need is a topical issue. Last September, the government consulted on a new standard methodology for assessing housing need intended to make the process "simpler, quicker and more transparent".
Last month, the judgment on the High Court challenge to the government's written ministerial statement on neighbourhood planning was handed down.
According to a newsletter circulated to local authorities by government chief planner Steve Quartermain last week, the government intends to publish a consultation draft of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) before the end of March, with the "ambition" of producing a final version "in the summer".