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Dark Lane Planning Application on view Wednesday May 14th

Alrewas Parish Council are hosting a viewing of the latest amendments to the planning application to build 140 houses north of Dark Lane.

The amendment includes detailed maps and charts that haven’t been previously available and a substantial amount of detail describing the proposed new traffic arrangements which show how an estimated 400 cars will . . . → Read More: Dark Lane Planning Application on view Wednesday May 14th

Ministerial statement by Nick Boles on local planning

The coalition government is committed to reforming the planning system to make it simpler, clearer and easier for people to use, allowing local communities to shape where development should and should not go. Planning should not be the exclusive preserve of lawyers, developers or town hall officials.

. . . → Read More: Ministerial statement by Nick Boles on local planning

Pickles blocks Lancashire homes despite housing land shortage

24 January 2014 by Michael Donnelly, Planning Resource

The communities secretary has rejected an appeal against a council’s refusal for up to 345 homes on the edge of Clitheroe in Lancashire after concluding that the council’s lack of a five-year housing land supply was outweighed by the development’s potential impact on local roads.

Developers Huntroyde . . . → Read More: Pickles blocks Lancashire homes despite housing land shortage

Planning Portal – Report questions household projections

The Planning Portal writes:

New research suggests that English councils could be underestimating housing need by up to 30 per cent in some cases because of an overreliance on official household projection data, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

That’s the key finding of a study commissioned by the RTPI from the University . . . → Read More: Planning Portal – Report questions household projections

Pickles blocks Essex green belt development

By Pete Apps via Pickles blocks Essex green belt development | News | Inside Housing.

Eric Pickles has blocked a green belt development overturning a planning inspectorate decision it should go ahead to combat a ‘severe lack’ of housing.

The communities secretary said allowing the homes to be built would ‘undermine’ green belt national policy.

. . . → Read More: Pickles blocks Essex green belt development

Moves to end flood prevention plans delay

By Roger Harrabin – BBC Environment analyst

A four-year delay to rules meant to prevent new housing developments making floods worse could finally be ended.

Policy has been paralysed, with builders rejecting demands that they should install ponds and grassy hollows to catch water running off roofs.

There is still deadlock on this but it . . . → Read More: Moves to end flood prevention plans delay

DCLG – Over 800 Communities creating Neighbourhood Plans

The Department for Communities & Local Goverment (DCLG) has announced that at writing 812 communities are now engaged in drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan. Over 55% of local authorities have received an application for an area to be designated, with 43 of these authorities having at least 6 plans in progress. Planning Minister Nick . . . → Read More: DCLG – Over 800 Communities creating Neighbourhood Plans

Fourth Neighbourhood Plan ready for referendum

A fourth Neighbourhood Plan has reached the stage of being recommended by an independent examiner for a public referendum.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has formally approved that a referendum for the Tattenhall and District Neighbourhood Plan is expected that it will be held in October

Council leader and local member councillor Mike Jones said: . . . → Read More: Fourth Neighbourhood Plan ready for referendum

Pickles approves homes despite neighbourhood plan ‘body blow’ warning

By Catherine Early Monday, 02 September 2013

The communities secretary has approved 100 homes in Cheshire against the recommendation of an inspector, who judged that allowing the appeal would be ‘intensely damaging’ to a parish council’s intention to develop a neighbourhood plan.

Developer Fox Strategic Land and Property applied for permission for up to 100 . . . → Read More: Pickles approves homes despite neighbourhood plan ‘body blow’ warning

Housing scheme in Wiltshire rejected over neighbourhood plan conflict

Tuesday, 01 October 2013

A proposal for up to 350 homes outside the town of Devizes in Wiltshire has been turned down over concerns the approval would undermine the creation of a local neighbourhood plan.

Developer Mactaggart and Mickel had applied for outline permission for the homes, a local retail centre, open space, access roads, . . . → Read More: Housing scheme in Wiltshire rejected over neighbourhood plan conflict