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Peers changes to housing and planning bill favour NPlans

Roger Milne of The Planning Portal reports:

The housing and planning bill is facing the prospect of prolonged parliamentary cross-fire as peers pushed through further amendments resisted by ministers during report stage in the Lords.

The bill was due its third reading in the upper chamber this week (27 April) and the latest crop of . . . → Read More: Peers changes to housing and planning bill favour NPlans

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Neighbourhood Plan trumps 5-year housing requirement, but how can a neighbourhood plan made in January 2014 be already out of date?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

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

Rolleston homes fight taken to secretary of state

Adapted from an article written by LAURA HAMMOND

COMMUNITY groups battling proposals to erect 100 homes on a former school playing field have vowed to take their fight right to the top, in a campaign thought to be the first of its kind.

Rolleston Parish Council and the College Fields Action Group (CFAG) have long . . . → Read More: Rolleston homes fight taken to secretary of state

Prematurity – the elephant in the Neighbourhood Planning room

Neil Homer, a member of the LinkedIn Neighbourhood Planning forum has just posted the following:

Simon Killane started a thread recently on the NP Forum of LinkedIn which related his experience at Malmesbury, where an appeal decision failed to offer any real weight or support to that town’s fine work on its NDP.

Earlier today, . . . → Read More: Prematurity – the elephant in the Neighbourhood Planning room