Gravityscan Badge April 2013 — Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood planning rural frontrunners case studies

Description

To document the experiences and challenges encountered by Neighbourhood Planning Frontrunner projects in rural areas to see what role Neighbourhood Planning can play in delivering the rural agenda and to understand of how the planning process has worked or is likely to work.

The evidence gathered by the project will inform case studies . . . → Read More: Neighbourhood planning rural frontrunners case studies

Grants for Neighbourhood Plans announced

The Government has announced that funding for Neighbourhood Plans will be available from 1 May 2013.

Grants of up to £7,000 are available per neighbourhood planning group.

Neighbourhood planning groups can apply for grants as well as direct support, and receive both at the same time.

You can apply for any amount from £500 up . . . → Read More: Grants for Neighbourhood Plans announced

Proposed Extension at Alrewas Quarry

SCOPING OPINION REGARDING PROPOSED SOUTHERN EXTENSION AT ALREWAS QUARRY The prospective applicant for the above development has requested the County Council to adopt a scoping opinion, as to the information to be provided in the Environmental Statement. Under Regulation 10(4), the County Council is required to consult your organisation, together with certain other bodies, before . . . → Read More: Proposed Extension at Alrewas Quarry

Research shows local plans are not cutting housing targets

Roger Milne of the Planning Portal reports:

New research by planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield Partners (NLP) has indicated that localism is not leading to cuts in housing targets in local plans.

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That conclusion was based on an analysis of all 55 local plans outside London formally submitted and/or examined in the 12 months . . . → Read More: Research shows local plans are not cutting housing targets

New Homes Bonus report ‘negative and unfair’

Roger Milne of Planning Portal reports:

New Homes Bonus report ‘negative and unfair’

The Government has rejected concerns over the New Homes Bonus voiced in a report from the National Audit Office.

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The report said the Government’s assessment of the impact of the initiative was based on “limited evidence” and contained an error . . . → Read More: New Homes Bonus report ‘negative and unfair’

Government to fight extensions opt-out move

Roger Milne reports in Planning Portal

Government to fight extensions opt-out move

The Government has pledged to remove an amendment inserted in the Growth and Infrastructure Bill which would allow local authorities to opt out of plans to allow house extensions up to eight metres deep without planning permission.

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Peers approved the amendment . . . → Read More: Government to fight extensions opt-out move

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