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19 Feb 2019

Inspector Clarifies Evidence Needed to Demonstrate Housing Land Supply

In a recent appeal decision at Bures Hamlet in Braintree District (APP/Z1510/W/18/3207509) an Inspector has reviewed the Woolmer and Woolpit decisions providing further useful guidance in the assessment of 5 year housing land supply.  He found that:Permissions issued after the base date should not be counted (including sites subject to a resolution to grant – paragraph 62) Information received after the base-date regarding the progress of sites with outline permission should be included in the A...

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29 Nov 2018

The National Planning Policy Framework (2018)

The long awaited revised NPPF was published on 24th July 2018 alongside several supporting documents. The document retains a pro-growth stance, continuing to place its emphasis on the Government’s objective of significantly boosting housing supply in order to meet the target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid 2020s.The revised document is now beginning to have an impact in practice with some policies having been tested through planning appeals. As a result we believe the following e...

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29 Nov 2018

Consultation description

The government is committed to simplifying and speeding up the planning system, to support the high street, make effective use of land and deliver more homes.Building on existing planning reforms, the government is consulting on proposals that will allow greater change of use to support high streets to adapt and diversify, support extending existing buildings upwards to create additional homes, and speed up the delivery of new homes.The consultation includes separate proposals in respect of:Part...

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