Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of the State for Department of Communities and Local Government, has launched a consultation on a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and local authority capacity … Continued


East Herts Council is seeking views on the East Herts District Plan (Pre-Submission Version), which sets out the planning framework for the District up to 2033.  It will be available for public consultation for six weeks, from Thursday 3rd November until … Continued


It has been 6 weeks since the outcome of the vote on whether Britain should remain in or leave the European Union. Whilst the initial shock may be wearing off, the dust has far from settled as the country gets … Continued


Aylesbury Vale District Council has published its draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP).  The draft Plan is open for public consultation between 7 July 2016 and 5 September 2016. The Council had previously submitted an earlier draft local plan … Continued


Cotswold District Council has prepared a Local Plan Submission Draft which is open to public consultation until the 8th August 2016. This is the Council’s sixth public consultation on the emerging Plan and represents the last opportunity to challenge its … Continued

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Submitting a planning application is an investment of time, money and energy.  To have your proposal refused by a local planning authority can come as a shock, especially if you feel the reasons for refusal are unjustified. If you are … Continued

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Epping Forest District Council are scheduled to publish their Draft Local Plan – Preferred Approach during summer 2016. The purpose of this document is to set out the Council’s policies and plans to enable the district to accommodate its development needs for the … Continued


The Housing and Economic Land Call for Sites exercise, which is currently being undertaken by Horsham District Council, represents an important opportunity for landowners in the Horsham district. Deadline for site submissions is Friday 20 May 2016. What stage is Horsham … Continued


The Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy (GCT JCS) presents the major development plan for the area, setting out the vision for future housing, economic growth and associated infrastructure.  Once adopted it will form the basis for planning decisions … Continued


Work continues apace on Braintree District Council’s Local Plan, which will collate all major planning policy for the District into a single document.  The document will set out Braintree’s strategy for future development and growth up to 2033. This will … Continued