Yesterday the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) released new housing data on the net additional dwellings in England up to 2017 to 2018. We have run this data and produced an interactive map which shows the net … Continued

Herefordshire Council are currently consulting on the Hereford Area Plan. They are currently undertaking a “Call for Sites” and are seeking to identify sites for housing over the period to 2031. The Council are keen for more brownfield sites, however all submissions are … Continued

North Essex Garden Communities Map 2017

On the 8th June, Roger Clews, a Planning Inspector, gave an update on the progress of his examination of this Strategic Plan for North Essex. Whilst his email to the authorities was dated 8th June, it’s only just been made … Continued

Change is on the horizon for the world of planning, much of it geared towards house building. This will bring with it opportunities for landowners and developers, but also forward-thinking parish councils and local communities. These anticipated changes have kept … Continued

Emerging Local Plans for 2018

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Below is a list of Local Authorities that do not have a post-NPPF Local Plan in place. There are some 238 in this position. During 2018 these Local Authorities will very likely either be: (1) undertaking public consultation on their … Continued

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