• Issue 45

  • Mar 2019

The Source

Have a look at our March 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.

We are delighted to showcase our new regular feature, “Guest Editorial”; each issue will now include an article kindly prepared by one of our specialist consultants, who are experts in their particular field.

Welcome also to our new readers who have recently joined our continually expanding list of subscribers and please use the links below to view all the back issues of ‘The Source’ from the experts in the strategic residential development industry.

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Guest Editorial
Version 2.1 of the NPPF by Killian Garvey

In July 2018, the Government published the second version of the National Planning Policy Framework (‘NPPF’). This evolved a number of policies that had been found in the previous version of the NPPF (published March 2012) and introduced some new policies. However, this second iteration of the NPPF was not without its faults.

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Rosewell Review Calls for Inquiry Timescale Improvements

The eagerly anticipated Rosewell review into planning appeal inquires has been submitted to the Sectary of State and subsequently published, concluding that the average time taken to decide a planning appeal by injury could be reduced from an average of 47 weeks to 26 weeks.

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Parliamentary Body Reports Planning System Underperforming

The National Audit Office (NAO) have published a report concluding that the Government’s planning system is underperforming and cannot demonstrate that it is meeting housing demand effectively.

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Oxfordshire County-wide Plan Spatial Options Outlined by Local Authorities

A consultation document has been published by Oxfordshire authorities that highlights a range of possibilities for the emerging joint spatial plan for the county.

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Government Issues Final Warning to Wirral Council over Housing Plan Failures

In a letter addressed to council leader, Phil Davies, Wirral Council has been issued a final warning over its housing plan failures.

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Airthrey Kerse Court Ruling

Last month the Court of Session overturned the decision by Scottish Ministers to refuse planning permission for 600 homes, a new primary school and a public park at Airthrey Kerse, Bridge of Allan, Stirling.