Latest blog posts on neighbourhood planning issues


Conflict with a Neighbourhood Plan & how to provide certainty on the location of development

Recently I wrote about two appeal decisions where planning permission was granted for housing development, despite the sites not being identified for development within the respective Neighbourhood Plans for the area.

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Latest stats show continued increase in house-building

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has today published its latest data on house building in the United Kingdom.

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Review of Planning Appeal: The tricky task of planning for housing development - Wingerworth Neighbourhood Plan

I previously posted about why it is important to include policies and site allocations for housing, in order to "presumption-proof" your Neighbourhood Plan.

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Assessing your Neighbourhood Plan's effects on the environment: Conservation & Habitats Regs 2018

In response to a ruling by the European Court of Justice, new legislation has came into force in December 2018. This new legislation may affect how you should assess the environmental impacts of your Neighbourhood Plan.

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Just how big is an infill site? Appeal decision: Chinnor, Oxfordshire

An appeal decision initially caught my eye due to its surprising interpretation of 'infill development' -  but also raises some concerning issues around how Neighbourhood Plan policies are applied during the decision-making process.

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