Gravityscan Badge June 2013 — Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan

Inspector advises Surrey council to withdraw strategy

By Michael Donnelly Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A Surrey council must choose whether to withdraw its key core strategy planning document from the examination process or to attempt to rewrite the document to bring its housing targets in line with new national policy requirements.

Waverley core strategy faces examination delay

Earlier this month, inspector Michael . . . → Read More: Inspector advises Surrey council to withdraw strategy

Pioneering parish council publishes local building orders

John Geoghegan and Jamie Carpenter report:

A pioneering Mid Sussex parish council has become one of the first in England to publish orders that allow communities to grant planning permission for new buildings, sidestepping the normal planning application process.

Slaugham Parish Council and Mid Sussex District Council have today published the Slaugham Parish neighbourhood plan . . . → Read More: Pioneering parish council publishes local building orders

DCLG unveils further details of ‘special measures’ plan

By Jamie Carpenter Tuesday, 04 June 2013

Local hearings will be held by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to help determine applications where developers have chosen to bypass planning departments that have been placed in ‘special measures’, the government has revealed.

Poorly performing planning teams face ‘special measures’

The Department for Communities and Local Government today . . . → Read More: DCLG unveils further details of ‘special measures’ plan

‘Prematurity’ of Neighbourhood Plan – Reason for Refusal

An Example of the ‘Prematurity’ Reason for Refusal

You may be interested to know that the good people of Wealden District Council in East Sussex have recently included the following as one reason for refusal of a 30 home scheme on the edge of the village of Herstmonceux:

“To permit a development of 30 dwellings . . . → Read More: ‘Prematurity’ of Neighbourhood Plan – Reason for Refusal

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