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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

DCLG confirms raft of planning reforms

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published its responses to recent consultations on the use of planning conditions, the consent process for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) and changes to statutory consultee arrangements.

As a result, DCLG has decided to amend secondary legislation so it can introduce an additional requirement for local . . . → Read More: DCLG confirms raft of planning reforms

Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

Strategic environmental assessment requirements for neighbourhood plans

Current version

Does a neighbourhood plan require a strategic environmental assessment?

In some limited circumstances, where a neighbourhood plan is likely to have significant environmental effects, it may require a strategic environmental assessment. Draft neighbourhood plan proposals should be assessed to determine whether the plan is likely to . . . → Read More: Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

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

Community Right to Build

The Community Right to Build is a new way for communities to choose for themselves where and when to build homes, shops, facilities and businesses – putting power back into the hands of local people where it belongs.

What is the Community Right to Build?

Community Right to Build Orders are a special type of . . . → Read More: Community Right to Build

Community Asset Transfer

What is Community Asset Transfer?

Local authorities are empowered to transfer the ownership of land and buildings to communities for less than their market value. This is known as ‘discounted asset transfer’ or ‘asset transfer’. This shift in ownership of land and buildings from public bodies to communities is Localism in action, giving greater powers . . . → Read More: Community Asset Transfer

Community Rights

What are the Community Rights?

The Community Rights are a set of powers that give you a greater say over how your community develops. They can help you to save local shops, pubs, libraries, parks and football grounds.

You can decide what is built and how the area should develop. Groups of people have the . . . → Read More: Community Rights