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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 

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

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

Cotswold AONB housing scheme dismissed

On April 9, 2015, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles dismissed an appeal over proposals for a residential scheme involving 146 homes on farmland at Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Developer Bovis Homes had applied to Cotswold District Council for outline planning permission for the scheme earmarked for farmland on the eastern . . . → Read More: Cotswold AONB housing scheme dismissed

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

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