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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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Essential reading for Neighbourhood Planners

Through my site neighbourhood-planning.co.uk I have attempted to explain the neighbourhood planning process, and provide regular blog posts on the latest issues affecting neighbourhood planning. But where can you go to find out more?

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2019 Neighbourhood Plan Challenge

The neighbourhood plan process is a rigorous one, with a number of steps and stages. Consequently it takes time to prepare a neighbourhood plan.

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Top tips for writing a Neighbourhood Plan in 2019

Perhaps you are thinking of writing a Neighbourhood Plan in 2019, or perhaps you are wondering if it is possible to write a Neighbourhood Plan in just one year?

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