Latest blog posts on neighbourhood planning issues

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What will Neighbourhood Plans be like in a new planning system?

This post explores what the government's proposed reforms to the planning system might mean for Neighbourhood Plans.

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New rules give greater flexibility for businesses - but at what cost for Neighbourhood Plans?

From 01 September 2020, shops, businesses and other services can diversify and change to other uses without needing to apply for planning permission. This post outlines these new rules and considers the implications for Neighbourhood Plans.

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New online consultation service for Neighbourhood Plans

I am pleased to launch a new online consultation service for Neighbourhood Plans. The Consult app transforms your Neighbourhood Plan into an interactive, online version of your plan.

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New database of Local Housing Need figures

I have developed a new online database which calculates Local Housing Need figures for all local authority areas.

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Fresh new look for

Over the past few weeks I have re-built this website, to give it a fresh new look.

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