The Supreme Court addressed the correct interpretation of time limits on legal challenges to decisions taken during neighbourhood plan processes, in rejecting a landowner’s latest attempt to challenge a neighbourhood plan that did not allocate its site for housing.
Communities will be encouraged to develop light-touch documents setting out development priorities for their areas, under plans to make neighbourhood planning “simpler and quicker”.
Neighbourhood planning groups and other community organisations should ensure they use a mix of online and offline methods when conducting consultation exercises, according to guidance from Locality.
The chair of the government’s new design body has said he “hopes” neighbourhood planning groups will be part of the upcoming pilot scheme testing new design code requirements and encouraged neighbourhood planners to “push” for their involvement.
A new report by think tank Policy Exchange that has been endorsed by the housing secretary proposes that a form of neighbourhood planning on a “street-by-street basis” could help the government to achieve its housing targets.
Confirmation of the key role that neighbourhood planning groups should play in creating local design codes are among proposed new alterations to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has commissioned a planning consultancy to assess the development potential of ten sites across the borough.
A village’s neighbourhood plan that was only finalised three months ago is to be scrapped in favour of an equivalent plan for the wider area.
The government’s chief planner has announced that grant funding for neighbourhood planning bodies in deprived areas will almost double.
A High Court judge has rejected a developer’s legal efforts to have two sites it owns in a Somerset village deallocated as local green spaces in a draft neighbourhood plan.