Long-disputed London Plan gets government sign-off

The government has approved the London Plan, which sets out the economic, environmental, transport and social framework for development across the capital, more than a year after the mayor’s office submitted it.

Housing minister warns councils of intervention risk over local plan delays

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has said he will “consider” seeking explanations from individual councils on why they have failed to produce local plans in a timely fashion and warned that the government is “committed to using all powers available” to “ensure that progress on plan making is maintained”.

Council withdraws from joint local plan for the Potteries

Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council will prepare its own local plan and has formally withdrawn from a joint local plan with Stoke-On-Trent City Council, citing “major change” arising from Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic as the grounds for its decision.