Latest blog posts on neighbourhood planning issues

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Housing Delivery Test 2020: Interactive Map & Discussion

Last week, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published its latest Housing Delivery Test (HDT) measurement. This post discusses those results, and is accompanied by an interactive map which I developed.

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Designating Local Green Spaces: Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Plan legal challenge

This post explores a recent legal challenge to the Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Plan, and investigates how we can make successful 'Local Green Space' designations through Neighbourhood Plans.

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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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