• Issue 43

  • Jan 2019

The Source

Have a look at our December 2018/January 2019 edition of The Source.

Welcome to the latest edition of “The Source” – prepared by the team at Gladman with the specific aim to inform you of current news and views in land & planning.

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MPs to consider bill to limit appeals on applications inconsistent with neighbourhood plans

MPs are to consider a bill which will limit planning appeals on applications inconsistent with neighbourhood plans. The bill would ban the right to appeal against refusals of applications that go against a neighbourhood plan and a local plan, if the local authority has an adequate housing land supply. Earlier this month the bill received its first reading in the House of Commons, introduced by Conservative MP John Howell; author of the Conservative’s Open Source Planning paper back in 2010 which paved the way for the introduction of the neighbourhood planning system.

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900 homes going to Callerton Park development as Green Belt damage already done

Approximately 900 homes are planned to be built at a large housing site in west Newcastle. Applicants were given approval to start the construction of the first 500 homes, two years following a 3,000-home masterplan was adopted. Despite this masterplan being described as a disaster for the Green Belt, Newcastle City Council…

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Third European Court Habitats ruling

In November 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released its’ verdict on the environmental rules affecting the plans to extend a proposed ring road around the Town of Kilkenny in south-east Ireland, which objectors have been trying to block. In particular the ring road would cross the rivers of Barrow and Nore, which both form an EU special area of conservation…

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Update: Planning (Scotland) Bill

In September 2015, as an acknowledgement of the national housing crisis, the Scottish Government started a ‘root and branch’ review of the planning system. Currently we are awaiting the final stage of the Bill (Stage 3), where the Bill will be considered by the whole of Parliament, which is expected in January 2019…