Showing blog posts tagged "National policy"

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 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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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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Why the Housing Requirement for Neighbourhood Areas should be zero

In May 2019, the government updated its planning practice guidance on neighbourhood planning. Notably, a number of new paragraphs relating to local planning authorities' duty to set housing requirements for Neighbourhood Areas were introduced.

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Blurred lines: Guest blog for University of Reading

I have written a guest blog post for University of Reading, titled Blurred lines: local and neighbourhood plans and uncertainty in meeting housing needs.

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New rules give greater flexibility for businesses - but at what cost for Neighbourhood Plans?

From 01 September 2020, shops, businesses and other services can diversify and change to other uses without needing to apply for planning permission. This post outlines these new rules and considers the implications for Neighbourhood Plans.

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What will Neighbourhood Plans be like in a new planning system?

This post explores what the government's proposed reforms to the planning system might mean for Neighbourhood Plans.

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Designating Local Green Spaces: Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Plan legal challenge

This post explores a recent legal challenge to the Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Plan, and investigates how we can make successful 'Local Green Space' designations through Neighbourhood Plans.

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Housing Delivery Test 2020: Interactive Map & Discussion

Last week, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published its latest Housing Delivery Test (HDT) measurement. This post discusses those results, and is accompanied by an interactive map which I developed.

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