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Rosie Cooper MP asks Minister of State (CLG) about flooding

Rosie Cooper MP, Labour, West Lancashire asked the following question in Parliament

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what mechanism residents can challenge a local authority’s assessment of the adequacy of drainage systems for a new housing development where they believe it will contribute to additional flooding in . . . → Read More: Rosie Cooper MP asks Minister of State (CLG) about flooding

High Court quashes affordable housing Exemption

Two Councils, West Berkshire and Reading Borough joined forces to challenge government policy brought in last November that set a threshold on the size of developments below which planning authorities should not seek affordable housing contributions through section 106 agreements.

The High Court Judge ruled that affordable housing requirements should be reduced according to the . . . → Read More: High Court quashes affordable housing Exemption

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A developer has withdrawn its legal challenge against the making of Winslow’s Neighbourhood Plan.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

First business-based neighbourhood plan poll success

On May 13th The Planning Portal Content Team reported that England’s first part business-based neighbourhood plan passed muster last week following a referendum organised on the same day as the general and local elections.

The neighbourhood strategy – known as the Central Milton Keynes Alliance Plan 2026 – had taken two years to organise by . . . → Read More: First business-based neighbourhood plan poll success

Greg Clark takes over as Communities Secretary

The Portal Planning Team report that Greg Clark takes over as Communities Secretary as Cameron shuffles his pack.

The appointment of Greg Clark as Communities Secretary in the new government has signalled that devolution and a focus on cities will be an important feature of the administration’s agenda.

Clark, MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells, worked . . . → Read More: Greg Clark takes over as Communities Secretary

Winslow NP, Rolleston NP & Sayers Common NP Set New Precedents

Three very recent neighbourhood planning decisions present important markers for the future status of those plans in the system in the coming months.

The good news on the Winslow NP was quickly followed by the Secretary of State’s (SoS) decision not to contest the High Court ruling on the Rolleston NP and then by High . . . → Read More: Winslow NP, Rolleston NP & Sayers Common NP Set New Precedents