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Changes to the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

Last month the Government published its response (pdf) to the technical consultation on proposals to speed up the neighbourhood planning process, and announced amendments to the neighbourhood planning regulations that will come into effect on 9 February. But what do they mean and what will their impact be on communities in England?

The specific reforms . . . → Read More: Changes to the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

Revisions to Guidance regarding the role of the local planning authority in neighbourhood planning

Reference ID: 41-080-20150209

Current version

Step 1: Designating neighbourhood area and if appropriate neighbourhood forum

Relevant body (parish / town council, prospective neighbourhood forum or community organisation) submits an application to the local planning authority (LPA) to designate a neighbourhood area

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Select Committee – NPs need protection against unsustainable development

Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development, says CLG Committee The Government’s flagship planning policy, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), needs to do more to protect against unsustainable development in England and ensure communities aren’t subject to unwanted housing development, says the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee in a report published today. . . . → Read More: Select Committee – NPs need protection against unsustainable development

Developer loses court challenge over sending neighbourhood plan to referendum

Developer loses court challenge over sending neighbourhood plan to referendum – report by Local Government Lawyer

Monday, 08 December 2014

A property developer has failed in a High Court challenge to a council’s decision to allow a neighbourhood development plan to proceed to a referendum.

In Larkfleet Homes Ltd, R (on the application of) v . . . → Read More: Developer loses court challenge over sending neighbourhood plan to referendum

Neighbourhood plans play key role in four housing appeals

Roger Milne of The Planning Portal reports that Neighbourhood plans played a key role in four housing appeals.

The existence of emerging neighbourhood plans has proved a key factor in the fate of four recovered housing appeals determined by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Three involved the same local planning authority, Mid Sussex District Council, . . . → Read More: Neighbourhood plans play key role in four housing appeals

Neighbourhood Plan trumps 5-year housing requirement

Neighbourhood Plan trumps 5-year housing requirement, but how can a neighbourhood plan made in January 2014 be already out of date?

Colin Wilkinson

Owner, Planit-x Town and Country Planning Services Ltd

A 111-home scheme at Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, was refused by Harborough District Council. The inspector recommended the appeal should be allowed largely because the . . . → Read More: Neighbourhood Plan trumps 5-year housing requirement

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.

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Building Homes On Flood Plains ‘To Be Blocked’ – Yahoo News UK

Developers could be blocked from building homes on flood plains under a shake-up of planning law due to be revealed today.

Planning minister Nick Boles is expected to announce changes that will mean councils are no longer forced to take other local authorities’ housing allocations if it conflicts with national policy.

That would mean less . . . → Read More: Building Homes On Flood Plains ‘To Be Blocked’ – Yahoo News UK

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.

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