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


The latest data from the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on Local Plan adoption (30th April) highlights that of the 382 Councils; 101 Councils do not have an adopted local plan; 32 Councils have not yet published a local plan; and the … Continued


2017 has so far seen 3 court judgements relating to Ashdown Forest. These could potentially have an impact on some Sussex Council Local Plans and their provision of a 5 year housing land supply (5YHLS). The most recent of these … Continued


On 20th February 2017, a Local Plan Inspector issued his interim findings on housing requirements for the emerging Mid Sussex District Plan. In short, the housing requirement for Mid Sussex has been increased by a massive 40% and the Council … Continued


The Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy (GCT JCS) ground to a halt in October 2016 after Tewkesbury Borough Council refused to back the draft over concerns of a large allocation of homes in Twigworth. The three councils have … Continued


Last week was a busy week for our Chelmsford office. They attended the week long Examination in Public (EiP) for the Maldon District Council Local Development Plan, representing a number of client interests. Maldon’s local plan in process: The creation … 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


Examination of the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) for Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury has been continuing over the summer. Further to the publication of the Inspector’s Interim Report, issued on the 31st May, hearing sessions took place between the 19-21 July … 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