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"Presumption-proofing" Neighbourhood Plans

Planning law states that applications for planning permission must be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

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Hill, Farnham illustrates the delicate and complex issue of determining whether a Neighbourhood Plan is or is not 'out-of-date' and the effect this has on on applying the '

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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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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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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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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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Appeal granted in countryside despite Five Year Land Supply - Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan

Through a recent appeal decision, a Planning Inspector has granted outline planning permission for up to 55 dwellings and 'Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace' (SANG) at land at Parklands, east of Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Wokingham.

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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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More planning appeal grief for Wingerworth Neighbourhood Plan

In January, I posted about an appeal case in Wingerworth, Derbyshire, in which the Planning Inspector granted planning permission for 180 homes at Wingerworth...

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Why age matters for Local Plans

Age is just a number, unless you are a Local Plan.

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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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