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Residents should have say in the future of their pub says Lord Kennedy

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab)

My Lords, as this is the first time I have spoken today, I refer the Committee to my entry in the register of interests. I am an elected councillor in the London Borough of Lewisham and one of many vice-presidents of the Local Government . . . → Read More: Residents should have say in the future of their pub says Lord Kennedy

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 

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

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