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Strategic Planning is well and truly back on the agenda, although in reality, it never really went away. But is the move towards a more strategic approach to future growth going to speed up the preparation of Plans or are the issues and complexities involved with working across multiple authority areas simply going to throw up new challenges and potential delays.
The Planning Inspectorate (PINs) published guidance on 20th August listing which Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) had submitted Annual Position Statements (APS) on time this year.
Under the housing delivery test, 108 planning authorities were required by the government to produce an action plan after failing to deliver more than 95 per cent of its housing requirement, Welwyn Hatfield District Council was one of them.
Since its examination in public in July, planning Inspectors Malcolm Rivett and Steven Lee have found substantial problems with central aspects of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan, describing the spatial strategy as not “robust, consistent and objective”.