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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Hill, Farnham illustrates the delicate and complex issue of determining whether a Neighbourhood Plan is or is not 'out-of-date' and the effect this has on on applying the '

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New NPPF now in effect for submitted plans

A new version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published in July 2018, replacing the previous version published in 2012.

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How many new homes should a site deliver?

The number of homes allocated by Local and Neighbourhood Plans on individual development sites can be an emotive issue for local people, particularly where a development proposal differs from what the plan says.

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