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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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Linton Neighbourhood Plan: What scope does the Council have to modify a Neighbourhood Plan?

I was reviewing recent appeal decisions, and came across the case of the Linton Neighbourhood Plan.

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Secretary of State overturns Planning Inspector's decision due to density concerns

Normally, planning appeals are determined by Planning Inspectors, but in some circumstances appeals may be 'recovered' for determination by the Secretary of State (SoS).

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Need for homes trumps valued landscapes. Review of appeal decision: Farnham Neighbourhood Plan

An appeal decision at land west of Folly Hill, Folly Hill, Farnham illustrates the delicate and complex issue of determining whether a Neighbourhood Plan is or is not 'out-of-date' and the effect this has on on applying the '

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