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At Plainview Planning we are regularly instructed to help landowners secure planning permission for new homes outside defined settlement boundaries. The projects can be challenging but the fact that a site falls outside of the defined boundary need not be … Continued

New build single dwelling designed by Invent Architecture

We have secured planning approval for 4 x residential dwellings in Charing, a historical village in Ashford, Kent. We are delighted with this approval which will enable the redevelopment of an underused site with 4 x high-quality residential dwellings in … Continued

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The below ‘Housing need consultation data table’ sets out the housing need for each local planning authority using DCLG’s proposed new method. Consultation on the method is open until 9 November 2017 with a view to adopting the new proposals by … Continued

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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

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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

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The recent judgement handed down by the Supreme Court on two cases;  Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd & Richborough Estates Partnership LLP v Cheshire East Borough Council [2017], has been hotly anticipated, not least because it is … Continued

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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

isolated home

 A Court of Appeal judge has made a very interesting observation about isolated homes that flies in the face of many decisions in the last few years. Isolated Homes When the NPPF was introduced in 2012 there were a flurry … Continued

ruralland

If you have a garden and live in a rural location then your garden is now considered “previously developed land” according to a Court of Appeal judge in Dartford Borough Council v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local … Continued

MidSussex

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