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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

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

Pickles blocks Lancashire homes despite housing land shortage

24 January 2014 by Michael Donnelly, Planning Resource

The communities secretary has rejected an appeal against a council’s refusal for up to 345 homes on the edge of Clitheroe in Lancashire after concluding that the council’s lack of a five-year housing land supply was outweighed by the development’s potential impact on local roads.

Developers Huntroyde . . . → Read More: Pickles blocks Lancashire homes despite housing land shortage

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

Moves to end flood prevention plans delay

By Roger Harrabin – BBC Environment analyst

A four-year delay to rules meant to prevent new housing developments making floods worse could finally be ended.

Policy has been paralysed, with builders rejecting demands that they should install ponds and grassy hollows to catch water running off roofs.

There is still deadlock on this but it . . . → Read More: Moves to end flood prevention plans delay

DCLG – Over 800 Communities creating Neighbourhood Plans

The Department for Communities & Local Goverment (DCLG) has announced that at writing 812 communities are now engaged in drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan. Over 55% of local authorities have received an application for an area to be designated, with 43 of these authorities having at least 6 plans in progress. Planning Minister Nick . . . → Read More: DCLG – Over 800 Communities creating Neighbourhood Plans

The possible consequences of filming of town and parish council meetings

27 NOVEMBER 2013

On the same day that Alrewas Parish Council was unexpectedly visited by a press photographer who wanted to cover the proceedings of an Extraordinary Meeting, Herbert Smith of the Communities, Parishes and Local Councils organisation (CPALC) wrote the following editorial:

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Extending the right to blog and film town and parish council . . . → Read More: The possible consequences of filming of town and parish council meetings

Group of MPs to meet to discuss involvement in neighbourhood planning

Civic Voice – the national charity for the civic society movement – and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies will host a meeting to discuss how members of Parliament can help assist neighbourhood forums to start planning for their communities. The meeting will encourage discussion and allow MPs to consider the range of . . . → Read More: Group of MPs to meet to discuss involvement in neighbourhood planning