Philip Barton

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2003, 2018

Government commits to further support for neighbourhood planning

By |March 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

More communities across England will be able to get free access to expert advice and guidance to help make their neighbourhood vision a reality, Housing […]

2003, 2018

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) waters down need for councils to provide neighbourhood plan housing requirement figure

By |March 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

MHCLG published draft national planning practice guidance (NPPG) earlier this month, to supplement consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework. Here are five things […]

2102, 2018

Muse chosen for £1bn Wirral regeneration

By |February 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Muse has been chosen as Wirral Council’s joint venture partner ahead of a rival bid team of Scarborough Group and BCEGI, to bring forward its […]

902, 2018

Why most of the 15 tardy plan-making authorities may not face government intervention after all

By |February 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The threat of government intervention seems to have galvanised most of the 15 councils named as tardy plan-makers.  Most will probably escape intervention, say commentators.  […]

702, 2018

Overweight school children policy justifies takeaway refusal

By |February 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A development plan policy adopted by a local authority on Tyneside which sought to limit the number of takeaway food outlets in areas where a […]

602, 2018

Council threatened with intervention pledges to submit plan in spring 2019

By |February 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A UKIP-run council facing local plan intervention has told the government that it is not likely to produce a new draft of its development blueprint […]

302, 2018

Substandard housing proposed for Birkenhead & Tranmere

By |February 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Residents of Birkenhead & Tranmere Ward are being urged to voice their concerns about proposals for sub-standard housing.

The Government’s Nationally Described Minimum Space Standards require […]

202, 2018

What the push to build more homes on small sites means for planners

By |February 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Both the government and London mayor are keen to see more homes built on small sites. But what does this mean for planners?

As the government […]

3001, 2018

New community benefit society launched for Birkenhead & Tranmere Ward

By |January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A community benefit society is a unique type of co-operative society that enables local people to invest in charitable projects and improve the area they […]

1901, 2018

Neighbourhood plan advice requirement to come into effect in July

By |January 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Councils will be obliged to set out their policies on the provision of advice and assistance to neighbourhood planning groups from the end of July, […]