Gravityscan Badge June 2015 — Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan

Alrewas wins 2nd Round

Despite the Case Officer recommending approval and also belittling the Neighbourhood Plan, the Planning Committee demonstrated that democracy lives in Lichfield by rejecting Lioncourt’s application to build 121 houses on a site north of Dark Lane – the vote was 7 to 2 in favour of rejection.

The application was a trimming down of a . . . → Read More: Alrewas wins 2nd Round

Report backs new Alrewas housing development

A report has recommended a new housing development in Alrewas is given the green light.

Land north of Dark Lane has been earmarked for 121 new properties.

But Alrewas Parish Council had been among those opposing the scheme, claiming the site had not been allocated for a residential development.

It also highlighted a previous scheme . . . → Read More: Report backs new Alrewas housing development

Developer withdraws challenge to Winslow Neighbourhood Plan

A developer has withdrawn its legal challenge against the making of Winslow’s Neighbourhood Plan. Aylesbury Vale District Council made the plan, setting out the strategic vision for the town until 2031, in September 2014. But developer Gladman Developments Limited challenged the decision on a number of grounds, including the reasoning of the independent examiner who . . . → Read More: Developer withdraws challenge to Winslow Neighbourhood Plan

 DCLG – Clark intervenes over Essex local plan

The Planning Portal Content Team report:

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has intervened over the fate of Maldon district council’s emerging local plan and directed that it is submitted to him for approval.This move came three weeks after David Vickery, the inspector examining the plan, said it was unsound because it failed to make adequate provision . . . → Read More:  DCLG – Clark intervenes over Essex local plan

Civic Voice – A Community Right to Appeal

The latest Edition of The Civic Voice writes:

Just over a year into the coalition Government much fanfare greeted the 2011 Localism Act. Announced as part of the “Government’s revolution to hand power back to local communities”, the thrust of Localism was that communities should be able to be active participants in planning decisions and . . . → Read More: Civic Voice – A Community Right to Appeal

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