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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

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

Neighbourhood Planning – 2014 Review

Posted on 18 December 2014

George Moore, from the Decentralisation and Neighbourhood Planning Team at the Department for Communities and Local Government, reviews 2014’s highlights.

2014 was a fantastic year for the growth of the neighbourhood planning movement. This time last year, just six neighbourhood plans had passed referendum and only four of them had . . . → Read More: Neighbourhood Planning – 2014 Review

Locality wins contracts to help more communities take control

Locality are delighted to announce they will be supporting more local people to create the neighbourhoods they want to live in, thanks to new funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

The new combined funding of around £32 million from the DCLG will allow us to offer free advice, grants and a learning . . . → Read More: Locality wins contracts to help more communities take control

Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

Strategic environmental assessment requirements for neighbourhood plans

Current version

Does a neighbourhood plan require a strategic environmental assessment?

In some limited circumstances, where a neighbourhood plan is likely to have significant environmental effects, it may require a strategic environmental assessment. Draft neighbourhood plan proposals should be assessed to determine whether the plan is likely to . . . → Read More: Revisions | Planning Practice Guidance

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

Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan

Published on Friday, 6th February 2015

Shenstone Parish Council has submitted the Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan to Lichfield District Council, becoming the first community within Lichfield District to reach this stage of the process.

The Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan outlines how the Stonnall could be shaped in the future and, if approved, it will provide a framework . . . → Read More: Stonnall Neighbourhood Plan

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