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Planning Appeal hearings can be filmed and tweeted

Planning Portal reports that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced new guidance that will formally open up planning appeal hearings “to be filmed, tweeted and reported”.

Mr Pickles also challenged councils to open up their planning committees and other meetings.

As part of the government’s review of planning practice, new guidance by the Planning Inspectorate . . . → Read More: Planning Appeal hearings can be filmed and tweeted

Planning Portal – Funding to help communities build

Funding to help communities build

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has announced that funding is to be made available for people with plans and ideas for their neighbourhood, (I.e. self-build homes and community shops) and require resources to work up designs and obtain planning permission.

Under this initiative some £17m originally earmarked solely to help Community . . . → Read More: Planning Portal – Funding to help communities build

Commons Debate on Localism in Planning: July 17

The following is heavily plagiarised from the LinkedIn Neighbourhood Plan forum:

You may be aware that Nick Herbert MP, whose Sussex constituency covers a large number of emerging neighbourhood plans across different LPAs, led a Commons Debate yesterday on this matter, to which RH Nick Boles MP responded. The full Hansard transcription is here. It . . . → Read More: Commons Debate on Localism in Planning: July 17

Broughton Astley Neighbourhood Plan reaches examination stage

The publication Neighbourhood Planning reports that:

The draft Broughton Astley Neighbourhood Plan circulated earlier this year has been amended to take into account the comments and suggestions made by consultation bodies and local people.

The revised, examination version of the Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Harborough District Council in order to undergo a . . . → Read More: Broughton Astley Neighbourhood Plan reaches examination stage

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

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’