Gravityscan Badge March 2013 — Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan

Meeting at Village Hall, March 24th 2013

This is a copy of the presentation made by Dave Gump at the March 24th public meeting in the Village Hall to which 59 people attended.

Minister dismisses talk of planning free-for-all

The Planning Portal has published the following news item (dated March 28th 2013):

Planning Minister Nick Boles has insisted that the end of the transition period for councils to ensure local plans are compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework should not be a cause for concern or prompt a planning free-for-all.

. . . → Read More: Minister dismisses talk of planning free-for-all

Development

Prematurity – the elephant in the Neighbourhood Planning room

Neil Homer, a member of the LinkedIn Neighbourhood Planning forum has just posted the following:

Simon Killane started a thread recently on the NP Forum of LinkedIn which related his experience at Malmesbury, where an appeal decision failed to offer any real weight or support to that town’s fine work on its NDP.

Earlier today, . . . → Read More: Prematurity – the elephant in the Neighbourhood Planning room

Ministers streamline local development order regime

Ministers have acted to reduce their involvement in the regime surrounding local development orders (LDOs).

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A Government amendment tabled during the consideration of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill currently under detailed scrutiny in the Lords removes the requirement for the Secretary of State (SoS) to require a report from the local authority before . . . → Read More: Ministers streamline local development order regime

CIL – A year on from Localism Agenda

CIL – A year on | Localism Agenda.

A year ago Localism Agenda discussed what the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) might mean for local communities, at the time relatively little was known about practical . . . → Read More: CIL – A year on from Localism Agenda

Planning milestone as voters back neighbourhood plan

Upper Eden in Cumbria has become the first area in England to vote through a new-look neighbourhood plan.

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A local referendum held on 7 March saw an overwhelming majority of those polled (over 90 per cent) backing the plan. The turnout for the referendum was 34 per cent.

As a result the Upper . . . → Read More: Planning milestone as voters back neighbourhood plan

Strategic Planning & the Duty to Co-operate

Section 110 of the Localism Act sets out a new ‘duty to co-operate’. This applies to all local planning authorities, national park authorities and county councils in England – and to a number of other public bodies. The new duty:

relates to sustainable development or use of land that would have a significant impact on . . . → Read More: Strategic Planning & the Duty to Co-operate

Notes on neighbourhood planning – DCLG

 

Regular bulletins from the neighbourhood planning team at the Department for Communities and Local Government about latest news and policy developments.

Publications

Notes on neighbourhood planning: edition 4

8 March 2013

Notes on neighbourhood planning: edition 3

24 January 2013

Notes on neighbourhood planning: edition 2

29 November 2012

Notes on neighbourhood planning: edition . . . → Read More: Notes on neighbourhood planning – DCLG

Judge rejects localism challenge to housing approval

Judge rejects localism challenge to housing approval

By Jamie Carpenter Friday, 08 March 2013

A judge has backed the communities secretary’s decision to approve two major housing projects in Gloucestershire, rejecting the local council’s claim that the decision ignored a change in the planning system brought about by the Localism Act.

Eric Pickles granted permission . . . → Read More: Judge rejects localism challenge to housing approval

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