Residents should have say in the future of their pub says Lord Kennedy

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab)

My Lords, as this is the first time I have spoken today, I refer the Committee to my entry in the register of interests. I am an elected councillor in the London Borough of Lewisham and one of many vice-presidents of the Local Government . . . → Read More: Residents should have say in the future of their pub says Lord Kennedy

Government’s ambitious plan to build the homes Britain needs 

The government has introduced bold new plans to fix the broken housing market and build more homes across England.

measures to reduce the obstacles to house building and help local authorities, developers and SME builders build the homes Britain needs sensible measures to improve affordability and protections for renters and home purchasers Sajid Javid sets . . . → Read More: Government’s ambitious plan to build the homes Britain needs 

How to Appeal a CIL Enforcement

How to appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119 Contents

1. When you can appeal 2. How to appeal 3. Comment on an appeal 4. After you appeal 5. If you disagree with the appeal decision 6. Contact 7. Recent decisions

1. When you can appeal

You may . . . → Read More: How to Appeal a CIL Enforcement

House of Lords propose changes to Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Baroness Cumberlege moved the following amendment:

1: Before Clause 1, insert the following new Clause—

“Duty to uphold neighbourhood development plans

(1) The Secretary of State has a duty to uphold neighbourhood development plans, and in fulfilment of that duty must not seek to override neighbourhood development plans except in . . . → Read More: House of Lords propose changes to Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Lords express concerns about planning conditions measures

Members of the House of Lords have expressed both support for and concern about measures for pre-commencement planning conditions laid out in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill – some calling for more evidence to suggest they delay house building.

The calls were made during the second reading of the bill in the House of Lords.

The . . . → Read More: Lords express concerns about planning conditions measures

Inspector’s report on the Minerals Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030)

Dinn, Michael (E,I&S) <michael.dinn@staffordshire.gov.uk>

Mr Mead has confirmed that the Plan is ‘sound’ with the modifications proposed by the Council which were subject to public consultation.

To view the Inspector’s report, please refer to the “New Minerals Local Plan Examination updates and correspondence” webpage or alternatively, the report can be inspected at our main office . . . → Read More: Inspector’s report on the Minerals Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030)

Government announces new Neighbourhood Planning Rules

Gavin Barwell, (Minister of State for Housing & Planning & Minister for London) announced the following changes to Neighbourhhod Planning rules:

Neighbourhood planning was introduced by the Localism Act 2011, and is an important part of the Government’s manifesto commitment to let local people have more say on local planning. With over 230 neighbourhood plans . . . → Read More: Government announces new Neighbourhood Planning Rules

Peers changes to housing and planning bill favour NPlans

Roger Milne of The Planning Portal reports:

The housing and planning bill is facing the prospect of prolonged parliamentary cross-fire as peers pushed through further amendments resisted by ministers during report stage in the Lords.

The bill was due its third reading in the upper chamber this week (27 April) and the latest crop of . . . → Read More: Peers changes to housing and planning bill favour NPlans

Right of Appeal receives peers’ backing

Civic Voice reports: Peers have defeated the government on a vote to ensure parish councils and local forums have a ‘community right of appeal’ against decisions that conflict with their neighbourhood plans. The House of Lords this week voted by 251 votes to 194 for the amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, tabled by . . . → Read More: Right of Appeal receives peers’ backing

Minister insists there will be checks on ‘planning in principle’

by Planning Portal Content Team on January 28, 2016

The Government insisted this week that its proposals for granting planning in principle would be “locally driven” and subject to both public consultation and consideration against local and national policy on issues like flooding and heritage.

That claim came from Government minister Baroness Williams of . . . → Read More: Minister insists there will be checks on ‘planning in principle’