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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

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

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

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

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

. . . → Read More: Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

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

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.

. . . → Read More: Pickles blocks Essex green belt development