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More planning appeal grief for Wingerworth Neighbourhood Plan

In January, I posted about an appeal case in Wingerworth, Derbyshire, in which the Planning Inspector granted planning permission for 180 homes at Wingerworth...

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Housing Delivery Test Checker now available

I have created a new tool which shows the 2018 Housing Delivery Test (HDT) results for each local authority area in England.

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Appeal granted in countryside despite Five Year Land Supply - Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan

Through a recent appeal decision, a Planning Inspector has granted outline planning permission for up to 55 dwellings and 'Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace' (SANG) at land at Parklands, east of Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Wokingham.

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Secretary of State rejects site due to landscape concerns - Highnam Neighbourhood Plan

In the appeal decisions I've reviewed to date, the outcome has often been disappointing for the Neighbourhood Plans involved.

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How the Housing Delivery Test can affect Neighbourhood Plans

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has today published the results of the Housing Delivery Test (HDT).

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