July 2017

26 July 2017

How should the situation be dealt with where the local plan is reviewed after a neighbourhood plan is made?

Does the neighbourhood plan need to be reviewed at the same time? What would be the effect of the local plan reviewing settlement boundary policies after the made neighbourhood plan has already done so? Which settlement boundary policy would be the one that takes precedence?

26 July 2017

Develop a good working relationship with the LPA to deliver a successful neighbourhood plan

Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) are responsible for being actively involved in supporting and assisting neighbourhood planning groups with the preparation of their neighbourhood plan.

26 July 2017

High Court dismisses challenge to the Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan

In the case of Dr Anna Hoare v The Vale of White Horse District Council [2017] EWHC 1711 (Admin), (07 July 2017), Mr John Howell QC, sitting as deputy High Court Judge gave a wide-ranging judgment on the legality of Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan.

26 July 2017

Changes to permitted development rights and what this means in practice for neighbourhood planning

Most building works, engineering works and changes of use are defined as ‘development’ in the Planning Acts. To avoid planning applications having to be made for all such works and changes of use secondary legislation (The General Permitted Development Order) defines various works and changes of use as ‘permitted development’.

26 July 2017

Top tips: identifying how best to use grant money

Top tips: identifying how best to use grant money

24 July 2017

June/July 2017: Referendum news

There were 10 successful neighbourhood plan referendums in June and a further 16 in July.

24 July 2017

Are you currently preparing a neighbourhood plan? Could community-led housing meet the needs of your area?

Community-led housing projects are run by individual community groups determined to build the types of homes that local people need and want. There are real benefits in considering community-led housing or other kinds of community-led development during the preparation of a neighbourhood plan or immediately after a plan is made.