Laura Sharman 26 March 2018

Three councils face intervention over local plans

Three councils face intervention over local plans image

Three councils are facing government intervention over their failure to produce a local plan.

Housing secretary, Sajid Javid, has written to 15 local authorities in England to inform them of decisions on intervention.

Three of these – Castle Point, Thanet and Wirral – will now be assessed by the government’s chief planner and a team of experts to determine if the Government will take over the process of producing a local plan.

Northumberland County Council has also been warned it must produce its local plan earlier than planned and make the timetable clearer.

The other councils that have yet to produce local plans have been warned they must publish draft plans before the end of September 2018 or they will also face ministerial intervention.

Mr Javid said: ‘Whilst most councils rightly recognise their responsibilities and most have worked hard to meet the housing challenge, some have failed.

‘I expect those authorities we identified in November to continue to make progress. I’m also stepping it up with three councils in particular, sending in a team of experts to make a direct assessment, ensuring they plan properly for the future or we’ll have to do it for them.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Electoral Services Officer

Denbighshire County Council
£29,577- £32,234
Denbighshire County Council has an exciting vacancy for the post of Electoral Services Officer Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Recuriter: Denbighshire County Council

Residential Assistant

Essex County Council
£18029 - £20604 per annum
About the Role Please note, this is a part time role working 22.5 hours per week.The salary would be on a pro rata basis, so £10,963 - £12,529 per an England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Customer Specialist

Essex County Council
Up to £22915 per annum
This is a part time role for 20 hours a week for a fixed term period of 12 months. The Role Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Head of Commissioning and Partnerships

Government of Jersey
£76,299 - £86,279 per annum
Jersey is on an exciting journey towards implementing a new model of care Jersey (GB) (JE)
Recuriter: Government of Jersey

Employer Officer

Essex County Council
Up to £28846 per annum
Employer OfficerFixed Term, Full TimeUp to £28,846 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue