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Government’s ambitious plan to build the homes Britain needs 

The government has introduced bold new plans to fix the broken housing market and build more homes across England.

measures to reduce the obstacles to house building and help local authorities, developers and SME builders build the homes Britain needs sensible measures to improve affordability and protections for renters and home purchasers Sajid Javid sets . . . → Read More: Government’s ambitious plan to build the homes Britain needs 

How to Appeal a CIL Enforcement

How to appeal a community infrastructure levy notice under Regulation 117, 118 or 119 Contents

1. When you can appeal 2. How to appeal 3. Comment on an appeal 4. After you appeal 5. If you disagree with the appeal decision 6. Contact 7. Recent decisions

1. When you can appeal

You may . . . → Read More: How to Appeal a CIL Enforcement

Lords express concerns about planning conditions measures

Members of the House of Lords have expressed both support for and concern about measures for pre-commencement planning conditions laid out in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill – some calling for more evidence to suggest they delay house building.

The calls were made during the second reading of the bill in the House of Lords.

The . . . → Read More: Lords express concerns about planning conditions measures

Government announces new Neighbourhood Planning Rules

Gavin Barwell, (Minister of State for Housing & Planning & Minister for London) announced the following changes to Neighbourhhod Planning rules:

Neighbourhood planning was introduced by the Localism Act 2011, and is an important part of the Government’s manifesto commitment to let local people have more say on local planning. With over 230 neighbourhood plans . . . → Read More: Government announces new Neighbourhood Planning Rules

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

Right of Appeal receives peers’ backing

Civic Voice reports: Peers have defeated the government on a vote to ensure parish councils and local forums have a ‘community right of appeal’ against decisions that conflict with their neighbourhood plans. The House of Lords this week voted by 251 votes to 194 for the amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, tabled by . . . → Read More: Right of Appeal receives peers’ backing

Minister insists there will be checks on ‘planning in principle’

by Planning Portal Content Team on January 28, 2016

The Government insisted this week that its proposals for granting planning in principle would be “locally driven” and subject to both public consultation and consideration against local and national policy on issues like flooding and heritage.

That claim came from Government minister Baroness Williams of . . . → Read More: Minister insists there will be checks on ‘planning in principle’

Rosie Cooper MP asks Secretary of State to Review SUDS Guidelines

Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will review the guidelines on sustainable drainage system requirements under planning policy for new developments in areas with recorded incidents of flooding; and if he will make a statement.

Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 14 January . . . → Read More: Rosie Cooper MP asks Secretary of State to Review SUDS Guidelines

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

Special dispensation for Durham Local Plan

On October 1, 2015 Roger Milne of the Planning Portal Content Team wrote:

The Department of Communities and Local Government has decided that Durham County Council can resume work on its local plan after ministers agreed to quash a planning inspector’s interim verdict which was heavily critical of the plan’s housing and employment targets, . . . → Read More: Special dispensation for Durham Local Plan