• Issue 48

  • Jun 2019

The Source

Have a look at our June 2019 edition of The Source.

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Land Use in England – Is Development Really Taking Over?

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have released experimental statistics relating to land use in England. The release provides a snapshot of land use in 2017 and goes some way to highlighting that the vast majority of land in England remains undeveloped.

Changes by Malthouse & MHCLG to Neighbourhood Planning

With the 750th successful neighbourhood plan referendum taking place in February 2019 (with most in the South East), the government this month have released further measures to encourage neighbourhood planning within communities.

South East Scotland – Strategic Planning in Disarray

SESplan 2, the new Strategic Development Plan for the South East of Scotland, under preparation since 2015, was rejected in May this year by Ministers after eleven months of consideration and a year-long closed examination with no public hearings before that.

Housing Demand Likely to Double Properties Built on Floodplains

After publishing its draft risk management strategy for flood risk and coastal erosion earlier this month, the Environment Agency have warned that any compromise to planning policy or its implementation could increase property damage from flooding by 38 per cent over the next 50 years.

New Rules Frontload Viability at Plan-Making Stage

New Viability rules in the PPG and revised NPPF aim to frontload the discussion on viability to the plan-making stage, in order to reduce the amount of testing at the development management stage.

Rise in Local Plan Coverage May Not Last

The number of local authorities with adopted local plans has now reached 58% which is 7% higher than at the same time last year. Twenty-eight local authorities adopted their local plan in the 12 months to March 2019.

Accelerated Planning Green Paper to Tackle ‘Build-Out Rates’

Housing Minister Kit Malthouse has suggested that as part of the government’s Accelerated Planning Green Paper, consideration could be given to measures that would encourage developers to build-out extant planning permissions more quickly.