A High Court judge has rejected an environmental campaign group’s second attempt to seek permission for a judicial review of the South Oxfordshire local plan, saying the claim was unarguable and ordering the body to pay the council and other parties up to £10,000 in costs.
Bracknell Forest Council has dramatically scaled down plans to allocate green belt land for housing and has halved the number of homes earmarked for a proposed garden village in the final version of its draft local plan.
Three local authorities have indicated that they intend to submit an annual position statement (APS) to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in a bid to confirm for a 12-month period that they have a five-year housing land supply.
An environmental campaign group has said it is continuing its legal battle to overturn the adoption of South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) local plan after a High Court judge rejected its judicial review application and ordered it to pay the council’s £8,000 court costs.
Cornwall Council has launched a consultation on a final draft of its “climate emergency” development plan document (DPD), which would update its local plan to support eco-friendly homes in the open countryside and allocate areas suitable for onshore wind turbines.
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) in west London has submitted a revised draft local plan for examination that includes new proposals for an “urban district” around the High Speed Two (HS2) Old Oak Common station with Old Oak North designated as an “industrial location”.
Plans are to be drawn up for a new 4,000-home community across a 173-hectare greenfield site in North Yorkshire.
Changes to the key objectives that local plans must meet and a strengthened emphasis on ‘beauty’ are among the proposed alterations to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that relate to plan-making.
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.
Planning inspectors have criticised York City Council for a 24-day delay in publishing a letter they had earlier sent regarding the progress of their examination of the city’s troubled local plan.