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2004, 2018

Community bid to reclaim part of Dumfries High Street

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

A community benefit society has been established in Dumfries, with ambitious plans to take back control of its neglected town centre and become the first […]

1704, 2018

Downturn in out-of-town retail ‘is classic planning fiasco’

By |April 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A claim that ‘let-rip’ policies have led to a ‘classic planning fiasco’, with England facing an oversupply of out-of-town retail space and struggling high streets, […]

604, 2018

How will the government proceed with local plan intervention threat?

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

The government faces significant obstacles in taking over local plan production at the three councils that face intervention, experts warn.

At the end of March, communities […]

2703, 2018

Quartermain to assess three councils over lack of local plan

By |March 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

England’s chief planner will visit three of the 15 councils threatened with intervention for not compiling a local plan in order to assess whether the […]

2603, 2018

Castle Point, Thanet and Wirral to face local plan intervention, Javid reveals

By |March 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Housing secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that three councils will now face central government intervention in their local plan-making process – Castle Point in Essex, […]

2603, 2018

Wirral Council hits out at secretary of state local plan intervention

By |March 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

One of the three councils that housing secretary Sajid Javid announced on Friday would face central government intervention in its local plan process has said […]

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.  […]