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‘Toxic’ 15-minute city phrase cut from Oxford local plan


Oxford City Council has removed mention of ‘15-minute cities’ from its local plan, claiming the concept has become ‘too toxic and incendiary’, The Times has reported.

Gove urged to ‘listen’ to Cambridge on housing plans


Communities need ‘far more detail’ and to have their say on government plans for a major expansion of housing around Cambridge, local leaders have said.

Local plan review process ‘ineffective’


Reform is urgently required to improve the local plan review process and increase the number of up-to-date plans, according to new research.

Councils told to revise local plan timetables


The housing secretary has instructed seven local authorities to revise their timetables for delivering their local plans.

Council told to stick with ‘unsuitable’ local plan


The Government has told Erewash Borough Council to stick with its emerging local plan, which has been branded ‘out-of-date and unsuitable’ by the authority.

Streamlining of local plans presents the solution to addressing housing need


David Churchill, partner at Carter Jonas (London), argues that a well-informed, collaborative approach to housing delivery has the potential to reform our attitudes and approach to housebuilding.

‘Stark inconsistency’ across London on Build to Rent


Planning policy across London boroughs ‘could do far more’ to provide a comprehensive basis for the delivery of Built to Rent (BtR) schemes, a report has argued.

Council defeated over brownfield housing site


Developers have successfully appealed to the Government after Coventry’s planning committee rejected plans to build 690 homes.

Why the planning system is failing our pubs


Greg Mulholland and James Watson, Campaign for Pubs, argue that the case of the Crooked House Pub should prompt a rethink of the planning system.

Prioritise social housing, Whitby tells North Yorkshire


Whitby Town Council is calling on the unitary authority of North Yorkshire to favour social housing developments over private building projects within Whitby’s parish boundaries.

Council told to withdraw 6,000 homes plan


Tandridge District Council’s Local Plan is ‘unsound’ and should be withdrawn, a planning inspector has told the Surrey local authority.

What planning authorities can learn from Garden Cities


The Garden City idea can help planning authorities reimagine the UK’s towns and cities in an innovative and holistic manner, says Charlotte Llewellyn, TCPA.

Planning for biodiversity


Kieron Gregson, associate partner, Carter Jonas (London) discusses local authorities’ uptake of biodiversity net gain policies.

New action plan to empower councils to deliver net zero


Local Plans should become the driving force behind decarbonisation and clean growth projects, according to a new report.

Peers call for more grant funding to improve transport projects


The Government should improve the way transport projects are funded as the current system of local authorities bidding for capital funding is 'costly and inefficient', according to a new report.

Council calls for urgent meeting to end local plan deadlock


Welwyn Hatfield BC has written to request an urgent meeting with the housing minister, Stuart Andrew, to discuss the council’s local plan deadlock.

Council publishes £250m plan to revitalise Blackburn


Blackburn with Darwen Council has published a £250m draft plan for developing Blackburn town centre over the next decade.

Think tank calls for more community involvement in local plans


A think tank has called for the setting up of two new national funds to help communities have more of a say in local plans and to ensure plans are sustainable.

Councils urged to set whole-area climate change targets


Only half of local plans aim to reach net-zero across the entire local area, new analysis has shown.

Pressure on Green Belt quadruples, warn campaigners


More than a quarter of a million homes are proposed on greenfield land in advanced local plans, campaigners have warned.

Councils urged to update their Local Plans


A small number of councils are failing to keep their Local Plans up-to-date, the housing minister has warned.

Developers yet to apply for planning permission for over a million homes, councils find


Developers have failed to seek planning permission for more than a million homes on land earmarked for development by councils, according to new research.

Garden communities – context and complexities


David Churchill warns the Local Plan process could potentially cripple the delivering of ambitious long-term development projects.

The regeneration of transport-linked land


Transport-linked land must form an integral part of new local plans, argues Nick Markham.

Community involvement in local planning - why Local Plans hold the answer


Alex Yedigaroff argues the planning white paper presents a great opportunity for local authorities to promote the importance of Local Plans to their communities.

Reforms to fast-track local plans


Councils will face sanctions unless they draw-up local plans within 30 months under government proposals to overhaul the planning system.

Council gets go-ahead for local plan judicial review


Sevenoaks District Council has been given permission to bring a judicial review against the government's planning inspector’s after it refused to endorse its local plan.

Jenrick orders council to go ahead with 28,500 homes despite local objections


An Oxfordshire council has said it is ‘disappointed’ by the Government’s decision to order the local authority to build thousands of new homes.

Who’s planning for more?


One year on from the launch of the new National Planning Policy Framework planning, Sophie Innes has concerns about its progress.

Lawyers warn 100 local authorities over climate change plans


Environmental lawyers have threatened legal action against 100 local authorities across England unless they introduce new climate change plans.

Councils ‘unprepared’ for 5G roll out


Mobile network operators have urged local authorities to do more to support the roll out of 5G as report finds fewer than a third of local plans make reference to mobile connectivity.

Taunton Deane to build 230 new homes


Councillors in Taunton Deane yesterday approved plans to build up to 230 new homes.

Council gives plan to deliver nearly 20,000 homes the go-ahead


A 20-year plan to deliver homes, jobs, transport infrastructure and community facilities for Warrington has been given the thumbs-up.

Brokenshire to intervene over ‘lamentable’ failures to publish local plans


The secretary state for communities has written to Wirral and Thanet councils warning them that Whitehall intended to intervene over their failure to put local plans in place.

Stevenage Borough Council seeks judicial review of delayed local plan


Stevenage Borough Council has decided to take legal action over the Government’s decision to delay the authority’s local plan for over a year.

A quarter of councils yet to submit a Local Plan


A quarter of local authorities have yet to submit a Local Plan six years after being required to act, new research has revealed.

Leader denies decision to step down related to local plan defeat


The leader of South Oxfordshire District Council has denied his decision to step down before the local elections is related to the authority’s local plan.

Javid claims local government is facing ‘looming crisis in confidence’


Councils have been warned they are facing a ‘looming crisis in confidence’ in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire by communities secretary Sajid Javid.

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