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4 April 2017

What can the neighbourhood element of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) be spent on?*

The answer to this month’s question includes examples of how neighbourhood planning groups are addressing the allocation of the neighbourhood element of CIL with their plans.

27 March 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 and The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017

Following the Housing and Planning Act 2016, two Statutory Instruments laying down regulations and orders for “brownfield registers” and “permission in principle”, were published on 23rd March, coming into force in mid-April.

27 March 2017

Case Note: The Court of Appeal clears Newick Neighbourhood Plan in a wide-ranging judgment

The Queen (on the application of DLA Delivery Ltd) v Lewes District Council [2017] EWCA Civ 58, 10 February 2016

27 March 2017

First impressions: A year examining Neighbourhood Plans

Lee Armitage, Director and Co-founder of Intelligent Plans and examinations (IPe), discusses the IPe Examiner Team’s first impressions from a year of examining neighbourhood plans.

27 March 2017

February / March 2017: Referendum News

In February 2017 a total of 17 neighbourhood plans were successful at referendum. In March 13 plans successfully passed referendum.