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Latest blog posts on neighbourhood planning issues

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Neighbourhood Plan Review: Plans Made in August 2019

This post provides a short summary of those Neighbourhood Plans which successfully passed referendum in August 2019, highlighting the elements which make each plan locally specific and unique.

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Neighbourhood Plan Review: Plans made in July 2019

Neighbourhood Plans provide a bespoke planning framework for the local area. No two plans are alike, although many have similar characteristics and address common themes.

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Neighbourhood Plan Review: plans made in June 2019

Neighbourhood Plans provide a bespoke planning framework for the local area. There is no set formula for a Neighbourhood Plan so no two plans are alike - although many have similar characteristics and address common themes.

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Blurred lines: Guest blog for University of Reading

I have written a guest blog post for University of Reading, titled Blurred lines: local and neighbourhood plans and uncertainty in meeting housing needs.

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Why the Housing Requirement for Neighbourhood Areas should be zero

In May 2019, the government updated its planning practice guidance on neighbourhood planning. Notably, a number of new paragraphs relating to local planning authorities' duty to set housing requirements for Neighbourhood Areas were introduced.

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